Poinsettia

Poinsettia

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The Poinsettia (Euphorbia Pulcherrima) is part of the family Euphorbiaceae and is primarily purchased for Christmas. The generic designation ‘pulcherrima’ means ‘beautiful.’

 

We grow plants with bright red, pink or white bracts, which are situated around the flower buds in a star shape. The actual flowers are small and have a yellow color. The bracts attract insects.

The juice of the Poinsettia is mentioned to be toxic and could cause red spots on the skin and symptoms of poisoning and digestive problems when swallowed. This is doubted nowadays. In experimental research toxicity is not revealed.

The Poinsettias are available in 13 cm and 17 cm pot.

Nursing Tips

Temperature: plants are not resistant to frost, and cannot bear cold temperature, not during transport either, minimal temperature 15°C
House/Garden: houseplant
Light: preference for light spot, not in a sunny spot
Water: water a small amount of lukewarm water 2x per week when the soil is dry
Fertilization: 1x per month
Colors: red, pink, marble and white
Not suitable for consumption.

 

Princettia

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The Princettia originates from the moist, tropical rainforests of Middle- and South America and are part of the extensive Euphorbia family. These plants have fresh colors in several shades of pink, which makes the Princettia a real ‘princess’ in your interior.

 

The Princettia fits in within each trend: classic, modern, retro, glamor or trendy! Her striking bracts are situated around the small green flower buds in a ‘royal’ rosette. This provides a completely different look compared to the Poinsettia.

We grow Princettia in a 13 cm pot.

Nursing Tips

Temperature: plants are not resistant to frost, and cannot bear cold temperature, not during transport either, minimal temperature 15°C, preferably between 17 and 20°C
House/Garden: houseplant
Light: preference for light spot, not in a sunny spot
Water: water a small amount of lukewarm water 2x per week when the soil is dry
Fertilization: 1x per month
Colors: several pink-shades and white
Not suitable for consumption.