Poinsettia (Red) - Plant

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Poinsettia cyathophora
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The poinsettia is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family. The species is indigenous to Mexico. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays.

Common name: Poinsettia cyathophora
Color: pink
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 3.00 to 10.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
If you live in a place with mild winters - growing zone 7-8 or higher - you should be able to plant the poinsettia directly in the ground, where it will grow as a perennial and get larger with each passing year. If you re in a place where the temperature dips to freezing temperatures during the winter, you re better off keeping it in the pot as a houseplant.

Sunlight: Part shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 70-75°F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • At the beginning of spring, in March or April, cut the poinsettia back to about 8 inches.
  • This will encourage it to begin a new growing cycle and get it ready for transplanting.

  • Keep it watered and fertilize it once a month or so until early summer, when it s time for transplanting.


Special Feature:
Grown primarily as a pot plant, poinsettias are a big industry representing about 85% of potted plant Christmas season sales.
Use
Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.


Note:
Problems may include whitefly, mealybugs, red spider mites and scale. Root or stem rots can also occur if overwatered.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/ https://www.google.co.in
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