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Large container poinsettia

How to choose the right poinsettia for you?

With the right production schedule poinsettias can be grown in almost any size container, even as small as 2.5 in. pots. Needless to say, low vigor cultivars work best…

Bi-color sled arrangement

Decorating with poinsettias

For many people the Christmas season does not start until they bring home their first poinsettia plant. Certainly, a few beautiful poinsettias…

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Growing poinsettias in the home/reflowering poinsettia

Poinsettias are an easy to care for flowering plant that should easily last for the entire Christmas holiday season with a few basic suggestions…

Poinsettia history

Poinsettia History

The poinsettia has a long history of cultivation starting with the Aztecs in Mexico. The poinsettia is called cuetlaxochitl by Native Americans…

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Are poinsettias poisonous?

No, poinsettias are not poisonous! Certainly, the leaves and bract don’t taste good and eating them might cause a stomachache…

Please use the Poinsettia Cultivar Search to find the right varieties for you. Mark the boxes with the desired criteria on the left to narrow the search.