Only a few leaves on our waist-high (or chest-high for some of my shorter friends) poinsettia bush turned red this year. I’ve not seen official records, but it seems to be a mild winter so far. Reckon that has something to do with it?
I’m sure our resident gardener, Christine Berglund, can tell us. Please don’t tell me to move it to a dark place, because it’s in a heavy pot on the back varanda.
Poinsettias are native to Mexico, say the sources, but you see them often in Brazil. You do know they grow to the size of trees, right? Up to four meters, say the sources. I’ve seen them that large. Continue reading