Poinsettias


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I have grown poinsettias for years in containers and given them as gifts. Currently I have about 12 containers of healthy poinsettias ready to bloom. Last year I found an unusual variety of poinsettias and paid a hefty sum to buy them. These plants were orange/ red and their leaves were not shaped like the normal ones. Beautiful as they were they just did not survive for more than three months. I cut out healthy stems and planted them but none of them survived too.
I was wondering if I should spend money again on those beauties. How do I take care of these plants and how do I propagate them?
 
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I have no idea. An orange variety sounds beautiful, but I don't know why they would be any different than regular poinsettias. Do you know what the variety is called?
 
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Yeah, most of the leaves look long and pointed only some have the regular shape of poinsettia leaves. No, the assistant in the shop had no idea what it was called. It was beautiful though. I wish someone would come along and tell me how to care for these plants.
Last year we went trekking on some hillsides and found a wild variety of poinsettias. These are not deep red as the store bought ones but are very hardy. The bracts are not so attractively colored but they grow to heights of 10-15 meters and are look very healthy, bushy and beautiful around Christmas time.
 
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They are referred to as "Freedom Orange" and "Harvest Orange" poinsettias and are really gorgeous plants.

When the leaves start to turn yellow, decrease the watering. Keep your poinsettia in a cool place and dry until the end of April. Prune the plant and leave about 4 inches in stalk height. Increase the amount of light you give the plant, but not direct sun. Plant outside once the danger of frost is gone.

 
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i was in homebase selly oak birmingham today and theyve got bigish ones for £6 and extra large ones for £10...the usual red ones and the paleish yellow ones
 
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