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My Poncietta hasn't died and is budding again - is this very rare?

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I got it in Decemember and I don't know anyone else that has one alive now.




I've kept Poinsettias alive for months after Christmas, without their red bracts, but I've never had one with a new bud!!! Well done you!

22 Apr, 2009


My memory says it will require dark, cold, light, warmth to do anything... but given that I've never kept one going I am anything but an expert - good luck let us know how you get on!

22 Apr, 2009


Ours is exactly the same as buds and lots of red bracts.Keeping it alive was a total dried out completely on the windowsill so gave it a good soak.Had heard somewhere that was the trick,so let it dry out again and repeated.Have been doing that for months and it looks healthier now than it did at Christmas ! Hope yours continues to thrive ! : )

22 Apr, 2009


Coo-err! You two are clever! Well done!

22 Apr, 2009


Thanks Spritz.How do you look after yours ?

22 Apr, 2009


if it is still alive by august you need to give it 14hrs uninterupted darkness. so into a black box and no peaking or it will not redden up. strange but true. some kids trialed it at my local comp. 14hrs + =red bracts. anything less no red bracts.
If the plant gets leggy prune it back. it is a member of the euphorbia family so becareful of any latex on your skin.

22 Apr, 2009


BB - I've given up on them, as we tend to be away at Christmas time. I haven't had one here.

22 Apr, 2009


Seaburngirl,thanks so much for the tip,and will certainly do that if it survives !
Spritz...: )

23 Apr, 2009

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