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Poinsettias 2014

Posted by ninecrow England (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 6, 14 at 6:34

Anybody Still Have Theirs?

I Have Five, 2 Whites and 3 Reds....

One of the Reds is in His 3rd Year and I'm Hoping I'll Be able to Keep Him as Long as I Did With Draven.......

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RE: Poinsettias 2014

i got a new dwarf pink hybrid in florida - it was a beauty!
i flew it home in a suitcase:). it is still holding on to 1/3 of it's bracts, but now it's getting cold feet by the window at 60F.

RE: Poinsettias 2014

Posted by petrushka z7b (My Page) on Thu, Feb 6, 14 at 9:16

How beautiful!. Is the pot supposed to be that small?

RE: Poinsettias 2014

actually it's even smaller then you see - i put it in yoghurt container for stability.
it's a dwarf variety - i figured they knew what kind of pot to grow it in?
most giant ones are grown/sold in small pots too.
since it'll be going semi-dormant soon i am keeping it in a small pot.
it's a hybrid of reg Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) with Euphorbia cornastra. called 'Pick Me Pink'.
i read they are sold mostly in florida, which is why i decided to try to keep it. besides, it's much smaller then regular plants, so i like that too - don't have much space!

RE: Poinsettias 2014

It is very beautiful and so are yours that I have seen Ninecrow!

What is it about this plants that makes you like them so much?
I only like them at Christmas and with a full set of nursery grown reds..
Is it worth all the work to get them to reflower and is it difficult to get them to look as good as store bought?
You certainly have to be commited to this and it shows true character.

From what I see, you guys are doing a great job year after year and your threads are quite interesting..


RE: Poinsettias 2014

Posted by meyermike_1micha 5 (My Page) on Thu, Feb 6, 14 at 12:00

One advantage of these is that their red leaves last much longer than flowers.

RE: Poinsettias 2014

i went thru old posts of ninecrow - and that is something!
i am just doing it this year as an experiment.
i have i very well blooming holiday cactus - it is stated in many places that it also requires dark hours treatment to bloom - but i don't do it. it is in the bedroom where we do not use lights in the evening, but there is some street light always. and it still blooms.
so i am going to do the same with my new Pinkie and we'll see what happens.
since it's a very small plant i am going to put it on self-watering wick once it starts growing in spring (i keep a lot of plants with special moisture requirements on water-wicks).
ninecrow, can you post the pics of your plants? how many still have bracts?
i actually think that they make very handsome plants even without color. and apparently they are very good for making a standard. which is how my Pinkie was grown. so i'll continue like that.

RE: Poinsettias 2014

These two are still hangin' in there (small one in front of the large one).

Petrushkia, if you can summer them outside they will appreciate it. Mine get their pot sunk in the ground in full sun.


RE: Poinsettias 2014

I had a thread (here) of these in milder and protected backyard:

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RE: Poinsettias 2014

has anybody experienced spring rebloom on any of your plants? meaning new shoots turning color?
this is happening on my hybrid with e. cornastra.
this is a pic of a new growth turning color+ producing buds. i have 2 tips like that and another very young one still green.
apparently it produces flowers faster: in 6 weeks vs 9 weeks for reg poinsettia after the trigger point.
so if i have flowers now - it got started 6 weeks ago - end of jan (nights still long), which is just about the time i did some partial pruning. also at the time it was in miami, fl. so very warm: mid 70S. then i flew to nyc - into a freeze. so it got a chill period too, long dark nights down to 55-58F.
i tried looking up info on e. cornastra, apparently it blooms ev 2-3 months. but people in fl who planted this hybrid in the ground did not get blooms in summer (very hot).
it normally grows in the mountains at an elevation - so i thought may be my cool temps at night of about 56-59F combined with still long dark nights over 12h are making it bloom again?
i still had 8 very long branches with a few growing tips that were producing more colored bracts and flowers. last week suddenly the tips fattened up quite a bit and i realized that this could be the beginning of a new cluster of bracts/branches. i also found the patent - the hybrid is very free branching even without pinching.
or may be it produced flowers on new growth because it still has old growing colored bracts?
the largest new tip started growing late jan when i selectively pruned some fading branches. and i still have 4 old blooming branches left - hoping to keep the plant 'in blooming mode'.
any ideas on what's happening?
i cut off half of old colored branches in hopes to initiate some more new growth with color while the dark nites last.
i'm quite excited ;).

RE: Poinsettias 2014

Hi Guys Any Updates on Your Points?

One of The Points from Last Year has Bract's Like This One....

I'm Hoping it IS This One, All it was Sold as Was Red

Here is a link that might be useful: Point Like Mine

RE: Poinsettias 2014

Hi Guys I is Back!!! LOL

Sad News...... I Only Have two Left.....

I Now Have 1 Red With Oak Shaped Leaves and Bracts
and Surprisingly The White 1.....

How's Everybody's Points Doing?

RE: Poinsettias 2014

My three are enjoying their last month in the sun before its back to the photo treatment.


RE: Poinsettias 2014

i decided not to put mine out for fear of it being eaten by smth.
it's getting good western sun. i cut down the 1st flush mid june by half and now waiting another week - will pinch the tips.
it held older flower bracts on one branch, they never colored. i left it be to see if it'll color later.
i won't be boxing mine - want to see what will happen as is.
the leaf color looks pretty good, though some older leaves are yellowing - just a few at a time.
is that normal? i am fertilizing it of course and in addition gave it epsom salts and ironite 2 weeks ago and also kelp for micros.

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