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i have a poinsettia, what should i do with it to make leaves go red for christmas?



I'm sure Google will tell you, but all I can remember is it involved a black binliner, 6 weeks in the dark and then a period of cold, or was it hot, I can't remember. I tried it once 25 years ago, never bothered since - they're only three quid in Tesco's from December.

27 Oct, 2010


It is a complicated procedure and I think you are too late in the day to have red bracts for Xmas. As Bamboo says buy one in Tesco or your local garden centre.

27 Oct, 2010


I love it. Difficult question, resort to Tescos. Spot on! Phil

27 Oct, 2010


Are you by any chance extracting the Michael Phil? Guest if you go down to the bottom of the page and click on 'P' and the poinsettia you will find the info - good luck if you try it!

27 Oct, 2010


Well, Phil, frankly, life's too short...

28 Oct, 2010

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