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Poinsetta plants

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by _Lesley_, Jul 12, 2009.


  1. _Lesley_

    _Lesley_ PetForums Member

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    Does anyone else have a poinsetta that is still blooming?

    I bought mine from Tesco in November last year and it was only gauranteed to bloom until early January. Well, it's now July and it is showing no signs of throwing in the towel just yet. This is a miracle considering that I went on hols earlier this year and it wasn't watered for over two weeks

    I understand they only bloom for a short time but at this rate I won't have to buy a new one for this Christmas
     
  2. SeaThreePeeO

    SeaThreePeeO PetForums VIP

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    I bought a Poinsettia just before Christmas last year. It lasted a week :(

    You're a better 'gardener' then me.

    Apparently reading up, they have to be forced into blooming at Christmas time.

    Poinsettias -- Blooming Your Poinsettia
     
  3. JoWDC

    JoWDC PetForums VIP

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    I got rid of my small one last month - Mum couldn't believe how long it had lasted. Maybe not watering is the key - i didn't water it that often.
     
  4. SeaThreePeeO

    SeaThreePeeO PetForums VIP

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    I didn't water mine either. Prehaps it didn't like me :(

    I know that they are very picky about where they are placed in the house as well.
     
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    Happy Paws2 PetForums VIP

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    I can never get one to last more than a couple of weeks, so I don't buy them any more. But my Christmas cactus is still flowering.
     
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    We have them on every street usually about 12 foot tall and flower throughout the summer!!
     
  7. dexter

    dexter PetForums VIP

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    YES!! we do bought 1 for £1.49 from Asda lol they must like the Kentish weather!:001_tongue: granted the blooms don't appear so big as they did at Christmas. but yes its still going strong.
     
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