Anybody Still Got Their Poinsettia 2012?

ninecrow(England)February 7, 2012

I Have Still Going.....

Photo Taken on the 14 of Jan 2012

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Is that Draven? If so, you need to tell everyone how many years you've kept him going.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 10:12PM
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ninecrow(England)

It is Rhizo....
11 Years and Counting....
NC

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 2:20AM
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mark4321_gw

I saw this while driving by. I came back later with a camera. This was a few days ago, a block from the train station in San Carlos, CA (25 miles S of San Francisco). I have never seen one outside anywhere near this nice.

The owner/grower came out and we hat a chat for a while about the plant's history. Apparently it's never been this colorful this late.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 4:34PM
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ninecrow(England)

WOW!!!
Wish Draven Could be like That!
Thank You for Sharing

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 1:55PM
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mark4321_gw

So I guess this is about a month and a half later--the Poinsettia looks even better...

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 5:45PM
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ninecrow(England)

Now THAT is What I'd Call FANTASTIC!!!!!
Thank You SO Much for Sharing....

I SO Know what You Mean about Them Getting Better and Better, Draven is Doing the Same....
Photos to Follow

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 6:10AM
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Boby Huffard

Just took this picture a minute ago. I am thrilled that we are still enjoying these. Since I am able to keep other plants going in our sunspace/greenhouse, I wonder if I could just allow these to become shrubs.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 1:24PM
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ninecrow(England)

Draven as of Just Now....

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 1:54PM
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ninecrow(England)

Draven has Had His Cut Back for 2012....
Oh Man Does He Look Sad...

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 5:36AM
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brodyjames_gw

So, Ninecrow, what is your secret? I managed to keep my 2010 poinsettia alive through May 2011, and my 2011 p. is still looking good for now, with small new leaves, but the branch tips appear to be shriveling. The old and new one were kept near an east-facing window, but we moved at the end of March and the new one is now in a southern window. Because of an overhang, it doesn't get direct sun. Tips and tricks? :)

Nancy

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 11:45PM
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ninecrow(England)

Brodyjames

Sorry for late reply, I've been thinking on how to Explain

I'm Not Realy Sure, Have a Good window Prosition "spell?> I Guess....
Think its South East...
Sun Rises in one corner sets in the other...

Take a Lookie at this linky

http://www.als-gardencenter.com/index.php?cID=704&__search=1

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 8:42AM
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brodyjames_gw

Ninecrow,

Thanks for the reply. I will take a look at the link you provided. Out of 3 plants, two are still going strong and I have officially called "time of death" on the 3rd. :s

Nancy

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 11:36PM
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ninecrow(England)

Nancy, Oh NO re 3rnd Point....

Draven Has been Repotted [hasn't really grown since cut back] So now We wait and see what happens......
Hope This Helps Him

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 4:42AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Nine, remind me....when do you repot your plant and do you prune the roots when you do so?

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 7:48AM
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ninecrow(England)

Rhizo
Normanly I'd do Repot and Cut Back at the same time... This time I did Cut Back 1st. It'll be Interesting to see the End Results as the New Shoots haven't grown much at All! Normamly They'be Twice the size They are by now...

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 8:17AM
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ninecrow(England)

Draven is WAY Behind.... ***SIGH***
The Way things are going, I might HAVE to Leave Him UNbloomed This Year. I HOPE Things Will Improve But.........

Any Updates on Yours Guys?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 12:09PM
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tommyr_gw

Hi Nine! Still following this thread, even though mine crapped out on me. Insects I believe. Will try again this fall/winter. Sorry to hear about Draven. Why do you think it may not bloom?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 7:13PM
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ninecrow(England)

Shoots are Tiny.... Only a cm or two if that...
Maybe it's the Stuff He's in, Bro Very Kindly Repotted Him for Me as I Couldn't...

I'll post Photos in a bit....

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 5:34AM
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ninecrow(England)

Anyone? As Light Control is Coming...

Don't think I'll be doing it the year as Draven is Way WAY Behind in EVERYTHING, I'll settle for Him to Survive and Grow Strong for Next Year.... ***SIGH***

Will be on the Look out for another Red This Year...

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 11:47AM
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ninecrow(England)

Not doing Light control this year, I'll just be Happy if Draven Lives....
I Was in hosp when the Repot time came around... Got done VERY Late and Bro Used Garden Soil (Clay Gunk) instead of Compost that I said to use...
Waterloged, que Stunted Growth....
So I've mixed what I had in with the Gunk, He has Started to Regrow....
So Now I Wait

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 1:32PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Here's praying you are doing better and, hopefully, perhaps Draven as well. I might have been inclined to have gotten rid of all the gunk and used an Al's mix instead.

tj

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 4:16AM
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ninecrow(England)

Tj. I'm OK Thank You.... Just Flatbound, 1st Floor flat you See with NO Lift... ***GRUMP***

It was That Mix or Nothing Didn't have enough compost, Bro was going to buy some More for Me...

Any Updates from AnyOne Else???

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 5:12AM
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tommyr_gw

BUMP!!!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 8:29PM
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brodyjames_gw

Hi, Ninecrow,

Well, #2 died back in July...don't know what happened, and #3 is slowly on his way out. Don't know if it was the change in potting medium or ? I'm a little disappointed, but now I know that I can keep one alive for ALMOST a year, lol! I eye up new ones each time I'm at the store, so this year I think I'll get a few different colored ones to play with. If I can get them through to spring, they will be potted in the ground like (I think) AmericanGolden does, since we're in the same zone and state. Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting new plants!

Nancy

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 1:13AM
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ninecrow(England)

I'm Afraid Draven is No More.... ***CRY***

11 Years Was a Good Inings Though....

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 4:43AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Oh NO! I'm so sorry to hear this, Ninecrow. All of your years with Draven inspired a lot of people to experiment with reblooming their own poinsettias.

I hope that you are feeling much better, friend. Are we going to see a Draven II?

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 7:15AM
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tommyr_gw

Sorry Ninecrow. Guess they don't have old age in their genes.
11 years is a good ride though!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 4:05PM
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brodyjames_gw

Sorry to hear that! Normally, I'd say, "Oh, it's just a plant", but when you've had one for as long as you have, it truly is like a family member! I hope there is another one in your future, since you're obviously so good at growing them!

Nancy

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 6:40PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Sorry to hear this news, Ninecrow. If you are doing better, that is a plus, though.

tj

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 6:52PM
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aseedisapromise

Oh, I'm sorry you lost your Draven. Hopefully you are well, and can look forward to a new Draven the Second.

When I lived in Tempe there were a few nice poinsettias growing in people's yards, but I don't think any were as nice as the one that mark posted. And with the jades, too!

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 8:57AM
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hippeastrumadmirer(5)

Could I please Obtain a valid message, or if you have a poinsettia plant could you make a video of you hand pollinating it and upload it on youtube, please :)

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 10:04AM
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runswithscissors(MT 4/5)

Hi, I just saw this posting and would like to share my baby too. I don't have it named, maybe I'll call him Walter...(smile)...but I've had it for going on 6 years now. It was a gift from an old friend at the time in a 6" pot. It has since been potted up, and the huge pot he's in now was given to him last fall. Because he's had a hard time adjusting to his new home, I did not give him light treatment this past winter. The few colored leaves he has occured naturally just from where he's sitting.

It's April and he's going back outside on the porch in a couple of months, so this shot is right before his haircut.

The little one in front was sent to me from the same friend this past Christmas. It arrived Dead-on-Arrival, so I thought. But I tucked it in on the edge and it does seem to be coming to life.

Also, this is the first picture I'm trying to download into the forums, so if it doesn't show up, bear with me, and I'll try it again.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 2:43PM
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runswithscissors(MT 4/5)

hhhm didn't show up and I have no idea why...it showed up in the preview pane. Can you see the picture?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 2:54PM
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christine1950

I just saw this post also and since I did get mine Dec 2012 I thought I'd post, mine dropped all its leaves at the end of Jan. so I cut it back hard and here she is today, I can only hope she will live a long life

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 3:00PM
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runswithscissors(MT 4/5)

Okay...now I'm really frustrated. I've uploaded this picture to Photobucket, but GW won't allow me to download the HTML (whatever that is) because it's too long. I've searched the frequently asked questions about uploading/downloading photos...but I must really be stupid because I cannot figure it out.

Can anyone explain this so a 2nd grader can understand it....strike that....better make it .....so a fifty year old can understand it?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 3:25PM
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runswithscissors(MT 4/5)

how about this try?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 3:33PM
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runswithscissors(MT 4/5)

Ahhhh, there's Walter! Can you see him?

Christine - that's fine looking youngster you have.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 3:35PM
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tommyr_gw

VERY nice plant! Walter's a keeper!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 3:59PM
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christine1950

Thanks runs, I only hope someday mine will look like Walter

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 9:07AM
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Price2013

Yes, my Poinsettia will be 7 years old at Christmas 2013

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 7:32AM
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tommyr_gw

7! Nice job!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 11:29AM
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