Poinsettia Chronology

tsugajunkie z5 SE WIDecember 19, 2011

I am down to two poinsettia that I still do the whole photoperiod thing with. One with cream colored bracts that I've had since 1995 and a multicolored pink and cream that I've had since 2000. Thought I'd share a quick photo journal from May until now just to illustrate one method.

Cut back in May and set in the garden to summer outside.

First is what will be the cream one and second the bicolored one.

In September prior to moving indoors.

My seed starting area is idle in fall so it makes the ideal spot to give them their required light/dark periods. Cardboard boxes enclose the the lights and plants keeping unwanted light out.

From the inside of the box...

The final product. Both plants stand over 4 feet tall and actually would have benefitted from pinching back around the start of July. Alas, I forgot.

This ones a bit chlorotic this year. Will need to repot next spring.

Hope you enjoy them and have a blessed Christmas.

tj

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Merry Christmas, Tj!

Excellent results with some fantastic plants.

Can you fertilize the chlorotic one to limp it through?

Josh

    Bookmark   December 20, 2011 at 11:22AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Thanks, Josh. With it being in the low light of my living room now, ferts are having a minimal effect.

tj

    Bookmark   December 20, 2011 at 6:03PM
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tommyr_gw

WOW! That's AWESOME! GREAT job!

    Bookmark   December 25, 2011 at 8:19AM
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zzackey(8b GA)

How beautiful! I never saw one so wide! I hope y'all had a Merry Christmas!

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 12:52PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Thanks, tommy & zackey. Your appreciation is appreciated. ;-)

tj

    Bookmark   December 30, 2011 at 12:44PM
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tommyr_gw

And I appreciate your appreciation! LOL!

Happy new year all!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 1:52PM
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ninecrow(England)

Very VERY Nice!!! Wish Draven (My Red Poinsettia) was as Good as Yours...
Thank You for Sharing, Hope There'll be More...
NC

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 8:58AM
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ninecrow(England)

Very VERY Nice!!! Wish Draven (My Red Poinsettia) was as Good as Yours...
Thank You for Sharing, Hope There'll be More...
NC

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 9:06AM
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ninecrow(England)

Sorry about the Double Post.... Dunno What Happened...

Any Updates?

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 2:37PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Thanks for asking, ninecrow.

The cream colored one is in the lowest light of my living room and is about due to be cut back. The pink and cream one still has pretty good looking bracts. I'll try and post some pix later this week.

BTW Hows Draven doing?

tj

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 6:11AM
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ninecrow(England)

Draven is Doing GREAT Thanks...
Still Looking REALY Good...
Please Let Us know when You Do the Great CutBack and Please Post some Photos
Thanks
NC

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 12:46PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Well, look what pix I found in my camera. Took these back in March when I brought them out for a rare warm March rain. The cream one was pruned shortly after the pic was taken. The cream and pink is still gracing my livingroom.

With a yardstick for scale...

tj

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 5:17PM
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ninecrow(England)

Oooo Thank You for Posting Those....
My Point has only Just had His Cut Back...
New Shoots growing already....
NC

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 4:24AM
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ninecrow(England)

Any Updates tsugajunkie?
Please and Thank You

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 8:29AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Only update is that both were repotted (and cut back) this spring and both are enjoying the summer in full sun with the pots sunk in the ground.

tj

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 10:13PM
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ninecrow(England)

Luckly Them re Being outside...
Can't do that Here Live, in a flat So NO Safe Place to put outside for summer...

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 7:28AM
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ninecrow(England)

I Take that Back.....
I'm SO Glad Draven ISN'T outside... What With all thease BLINKING Downpours We're getting Here in England at the Moment...

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 4:06AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Send some here, we're in a drought!

tj

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 9:35PM
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ninecrow(England)

Sending You Some rain.....
Here Catch ***Throws Rain Clouds***

Have You got Good Growth?
Draven is WAY Behind on That department...

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 7:19AM
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ninecrow(England)

Any Updates?
Please and Thank You

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 8:35AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Wow Ive njust come across this thread. Impressive !

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 10:01AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

The plants are undergoing the usual photoperiod thing. All boxed up under lights in the basement as pictured above.

Is Draven recovering ok? Or, more importantly, are YOU recovering ok?

Hey, Greenlarry, good to see you back online recently.

tj

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 7:55PM
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ninecrow(England)

Yes
He IS Growing again But Slowly so I've got Him in a Lighted Room so that He Dosen't Try and Inernate "Sorry can't find proper spelling" Flowering.

NOT Really No.....
More Fragging Tests...

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 5:43AM
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ninecrow(England)

http://www.stars-for-europe.com/en/pictures.html
Check out some of These....

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 4:41AM
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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 10:02AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

I think ninecrow has you covered at the link.

tj

Here is a link that might be useful: Point Polly Pix

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 6:51PM
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ninecrow(England)

Love, LOVE This Thread!!!!
Thank You So Much for Doing it. Had to Bump it Back up as Will Help Others Thinking About Doing Light Control....

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 1:06PM
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