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Euphorbia pulcherrima - Christmas Plants, Poinsettia


Euphorbia pulcherrima - Christmas Plants, Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima - Christmas Plants, Poinsettia)

This Christmas plant is growing a block from my house (many are in bloom now). It's much taller than the roof of this house. The tree to the left is a Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina). Photo taken Dec. 5, 2011.



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Wow, that Poinsettia is tall. They grow outdoors here and tall but no THAT tall!!!

5 Dec, 2011

 

Inside for us!! ;0((

5 Dec, 2011

 

Pretty pic Delonix :o)

5 Dec, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

Yes, they grow very tall here in California. The tallest one I ever saw was growing by a mall in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was close to 30ft/10m tall (and had a thick trunk). Unfortunately, it was cut down about 15 years ago. :>(

5 Dec, 2011

 

Theoldgunner:

For most of the U.S. they need to be grown indoors, also.

5 Dec, 2011

 

Terratoonie:

Thanks! :>)

5 Dec, 2011

 

Both would be houseplants here, Delonix, and I'd be lucky to get either to survive more than 3 months, lol.
Gr8 pic! :-)

5 Dec, 2011

 

Wonderful!

6 Dec, 2011

 

David:

Thanks! Both should be relatively easy to grow with enough bright light. :>)

6 Dec, 2011

 

Very nice Delonix!
I've never managed to get one to live beyond Christmas at home in France (no central heating!).

6 Dec, 2011

 

This is the problem, Delonix - lack of bright sunlight. So why, here, is the Poinsettia so widely sold as a Christmas time plant gift, at the height of bleak mid winter?????

Have also thought, Karen that the central heating, turned up high, and very dry, helps finish them off, too?

7 Dec, 2011

 

I suspect you are right, David...I've seen them growing wild in the interior of Reunion Island where it is warm and humid all the time. For me, I think it was going from woodburner on (boiling) to woodburner off (near freezing)!

7 Dec, 2011

 

David:

The reason why they're sold very widely at Christmas...is because they bloom around Christmas. lol! :>)

I know they're pretty difficult to grow indoor here, also. This is why virtually everyone goes them outdoors in the ground. :>)

7 Dec, 2011

 

Can relate to this well, Karen. Vivid memories of my own childhood asthma, going between different types of heating and their humidity levels as we moved home. Only an open coal fire kept my airways happy, lol! Have long outgrown this, happily. :-) But, why should plants be any different?

Well, Del, I know this, of course, lol! But we do not have the outdoor option here. I almost despair seeing ranks of these beautiful blooms in supermarkets, everywhere I look, now, knowing that the cash registers will be playing "Jingle Bells", but that the poor plants are doomed. :-(

7 Dec, 2011

 

So true David...............

8 Dec, 2011



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