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The showy colored parts of poinsettias that most people think of as the flowers are actually colored bracts (modified leaves). Poinsettias have also been called the lobster flower and the flame-leaf flower, due to the red color. They range from creamy white to pink to the traditional bright red. Some varieties have bracts with patterns in red and white, pink and white, or green and white and even bright orange. Flower forms vary as well with some looking similar to a rose.
Many people wonder what makes poinsettias turn red. It is actually the plant's leaves that provide its color through a process called photoperiodism. This process, in response to certain amounts of light or lack thereof, turns the leaves from green to red (or pink, white, and other shade variations).
- Plant name: Poinsettia Plant
- Botanical name: Euphorbia Pulcherrima
- Pot size: 9 inch Ceramic Pot
- Pot Color: Blue Buddha Pot
- Plant Height: Around 22 inch
- Spread: 1 ft.
- Location: Bright Indirect Light
- Soil Type: Rich with Coco-Peat and Compost
- Place your poinsettias in an area where they'll receive a minimum of six hours of bright but not direct sunlight each day.
- Poinsettias don't like a lot of water. Always remember that the plant's root bale should neither dry out nor be drenched. Overwatering can quickly lead to waterlogging, which in turn causes root rot and leaves you with a dead houseplant.
- If possible, check the soil before buying. It should be neither dripping wet nor totally dry, and if it is, it's probably not been given proper If possible, check the soil before buying. It should be neither dripping wet nor totally dry, and if it is, it's probably not been given proper tender loving care so might not last in your care.
- Remember, poinsettias like humid conditions, so keep them misted if it's in a room where the central heating is on full blast.
- For potted indoor plants, a well-draining, coco-peat based potting mix is perfect.
- All in all, the poinsettia is a safe plant and is on the top of the list of most helpful clean air houseplants. These plants are an excellent addition to your house since they’re able to clean the air and look good while doing it. This leads to cleaner air with fewer pollutants.
- Absorbs Indoor Air-Pollutants
- Emits More Oxygen
- Safe for Pets
- Helps in Decreasing Stress
- Beautifies the Interior