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Large Poinsettia in Metal Pail
Large Poinsettia in Metal Pail
Large Poinsettia in Metal Pail
Close up of Poinsettia 'heads'

Red Poinsettia

£21.00 exc delivery

Poinsettias originally come from Mexico but their fabulous warm red colours are a traditional part of christmas festivities. Also known as the 'Christmas Rose', Poinsettia plants make great seasonal gifts.

These are really nice strong Poinsettia plants from a local Sussex nursery. Available in a classic red or in more unusual colours for Christmas 2015.

45cm high in 1L pot Order this plant now for delivery from 02/12/2015 onwards

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Looking after your Large Poinsettia
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Your Poinsettia will flower for many weeks if you follow a few basic rules. Just remember they come from Mexico – and are built for hot days and warm nights.
The leaves and bracts are quite tender, and can be damaged by cold draughts, or too much heat. If they are near a window, don’t let them get too close to the glass and try to keep them a distance from any radiators.
Most people treat their poinsettias as annuals and throw them out once the festive season is over. However with a little care your Poinsettia will flower again next year.
If you want to keep your plant going for next Christmas, after flowering, give the plant a rest. You can decrease the water and let the bracts drop. In summer repot into a larger pot. Make sure the soil mass is moistened and place in a sunny window, or in a conservatory. You will need to pinch out the growing shoots to encourage branching and keep the plant growing actively all summer by regular watering and feeding every two weeks with a complete soluble fertilizer. If you can keep your plant looking healthy until next autumn it should provide you with a beautiful show again in time for next Christmas.

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Euphorbia pulcherrima
'The Latin name means 'very beautiful'. They are now named after Joel Roberts Poinsett who imported them when he was the first United States Ambassador to Mexico.
'Flowers are actually bracts and they come in all shades of red, white and green.
'Keep poinsettias away from warm or cold drafts, from radiators and open doors and windows.
Montezuma, the last of the Aztec kings, would have poinsettias brought into what now is Mexico City by caravans because poinsettias could not be grown in the high altitude.
Season: Dec to Dec
Poinsettias are sometimes called the 'christmas rose', use there rich red and green colours to bring natural festive cheer into the home. However, the real Christmas Rose is actually the white hellebore which flowers at Christmas!
Further information available at http://plants4presents.co.uk/Poinsettia.htm

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" Thank you very much for the beautiful Poinsettia and Hyacinths delivered on the above orders, both families were thrilled with their gifts. " David Watkins - December 2014
" I have enjoyed using your company to send plants for several years now and everyone who receives them is always delighted with them. Your plants and service are wonderful! " Sheila Nichol - December 2014
" I just wanted to thank you for the lovely plant that was delivered to my sister today. She is really pleased with it, and the service was excellant. As I was reading her text to say that she had received it, I had a email from the couirer service to say it had been delivered. This is sevice at its best, well done. Hope you all have a merry christmas. " Susan M. - December 2011