Poinsettia (Maroon) - Plant
Description for Poinsettia (Maroon)
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||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Euphorbia pulcherrima||-||Seasonal bloomer||3.00 to 10.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area. Arabian is a small bush with evergreen leaves. There are many other varieties of plant, of which are best suited for sub-tropical climates. Learning how to grow will add a striking visual and olfactory touch to the garden.
|Part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||10 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Poinsettia
- You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
- Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
- Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
- The vining plant is prone to spider mites, which can be combated with horticultural oil or neem oil.
Typical uses of Poinsettia
Special features: Grown primarily as a pot plant, poinsettias are a big industry representing about 85% of potted plant Christmas season sales. The USA exports about 90% of the worldâ€™s poinsettia plants.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.