The gorgeous, showy parts that often get confused as flower petals are actually colored bracts (modified leaves.) These surround the tiny yellow flowers in the center and all plants have long, slender green leaves. We have a selection of sizes and varieties with gorgeous markings and color. In their native environment and our growing zone, a poinsettia can be grown outdoors, reaching a maximum height of 13'!
||Mildly toxic. While not as poisonous as once thought, the sap from the plant can cause skin irritation in humans and adverse reactions in animals. Best to keep pets and kids away.
|Level of Care:
||Medium. The plants do not like temperature variation, so keep away from drafty windows or heat ducts.
||Full Sun. Bright, diffused light.
||Average to high humidity. Mist regularly to keep happy.
||Water when top 2" of soil are dry. Do not let it dry out completely. Do not let sit in water.
||Do not fertilize when blooming.
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