My Poinsettia is Flowering

@just4him (140921)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
February 7, 2019 3:34pm CST
I've had this poinsettia for two years now and while in the living room a few minutes ago staring out the window at a wonderful sight, for now, snow coming down, I saw red on my poinsettia plant. Turning it for a closer look, I saw it had flowering leaves and it looks like there will be a few more as well. I didn't know it would ever bloom again, so this was a complete surprise to me. Have you had poinsettia plants past Christmas? I've brought this particular plant back from the dead a few times, and now it's really leafing out a lot. It gives me hope for my other poinsettia, I bought last year. In another year that one too will bloom. I first noticed this plant didn't die like the others I've had, so I kept watering it and now, two years later, it's blooming. Totally awesome! In other news, the ice has come to an end for Green Bay and now it's all snow, and it's really coming down hard. This one just might be packing snow. How are things with you? Thanks for reading.
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@JohnRoberts (73127)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Feb
I have a poinsettia on the patio.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Feb
That's awesome.
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@DianneN (103090)
• United States
7 Feb
That is a pleasant surprise! Enjoy it and your snow!
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Feb
I am. Thank you.
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@DianneN (103090)
• United States
7 Feb
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@LadyDuck (201273)
• Switzerland
8 Feb
Poinsettia grow very tall where the weather is mild, I remember the poinsettias on the south of France were really tall.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
This one is definitely growing. I don't know what I'll do if it keeps expanding the way it is. The other one is doing well also.
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@LadyDuck (201273)
• Switzerland
8 Feb
@just4him Here we cannot put them outside.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
@LadyDuck I can't here either.
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@Plethos (12693)
• United States
7 Feb
for years we used to have one outside. it got as tall as the house.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Feb
I heard it's a tree.
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@Plethos (12693)
• United States
7 Feb
@just4him - yup, it can be tall. the one we had was around 8 feet tall .
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
@Plethos That is tall.
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@wolfgirl569 (19028)
• Marion, Ohio
7 Feb
I dont buy them because of my pets.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Feb
I've always gotten a poinsettia at Christmas, though not this year. I didn't have any trouble with it with the dogs.
@wolfgirl569 (19028)
• Marion, Ohio
8 Feb
@just4him Cats can be worse and I have some of those in too.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
@wolfgirl569 My son had a cat while he lived with me. He wasn't too bad. I didn't have plants at the time. Though he liked to get on my pillow, and that wasn't good because I was allergic to him. My son tried to keep him in his room where my son spent most of his time while at home.
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@CarolDM (15475)
• United States
7 Feb
I never kept mine since they are poisonous to animals, I always have pets indoors. What a delightful surprise for you!!!
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Feb
Yes, it is. I never had problems with plants and pets. I only had dogs and they never bothered the plants.
@FayeHazel (24506)
• United States
7 Feb
Oh wow. I didn't know you could get them to bloom again, either. It's really pretty. We're getting snow too. I have decided to embrace it
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Feb
You can't do anything else but embrace it. It's not going away anytime soon.
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@FayeHazel (24506)
• United States
8 Feb
@just4him Aw! It'll warm up, sometime. Maybe in.... April? May? lol
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
@FayeHazel If this winter keeps going the way it is, probably May. They're predicting harsh wind chills again today.
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@nela13 (12964)
• Portugal
8 Feb
I had poinsettia but they always die after Christmas, I think the weather here isn't good for them.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
I just kept watering it because it still looked alive.
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@nela13 (12964)
• Portugal
8 Feb
@just4him maybe I will buy a new one, I love that flower.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
@nela13 Can you buy them at this time of year?
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@Hannihar (52111)
8 Feb
@just4him I am not a plant person. So glad yours is blooming.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
Thank you. I'm surprised it is.
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@Hannihar (52111)
10 Feb
@just4him You are welcome and what a nice surprise it gave you.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
@Hannihar Yes, it is. I have another flower starting on it too.
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@celticeagle (121664)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Feb
Lucky you. I could never get one to bloom again. It is chilly here in the teens.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
I wasn't expecting it. It's two years old and the first time it has.
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@celticeagle (121664)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Feb
@just4him ......It must like the weather.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
@celticeagle I keep it in the light.
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@Nevena83 (13755)
• Serbia
7 Feb
The flower looks beautiful.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Feb
Thank you. I love poinsettias.
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@Nevena83 (13755)
• Serbia
7 Feb
@just4him It reminds me of the Christmas star.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Feb
@Nevena83 It's beautiful.
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@valmnz (14533)
• New Zealand
8 Feb
It's responding to your attention! Enjoy the snow, I know you like it.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
I am enjoying the snow. I'm glad it likes my attention.
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@valmnz (14533)
• New Zealand
8 Feb
@just4him my last poinsettia actually lasted three years, and always flowered at Christmas. Interesting that yours flowers in winter and ours in summer. They must know it's Christmas
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
@valmnz Yes, they must, though it's past right now. I looked it over again today and I have more flowers blooming.
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@redurnet (1826)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb
That's impressive. I often buy these plants at Christmas but they always die soon after. I still have one in bloom that I bought just before the holidays last year.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
Keep watering it and see if you can keep it alive. I noticed it was still a vibrant plant after the holidays. This one is two years old and the first time it's flowering.
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@redurnet (1826)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb
@just4him I will definitely try and keep it healthy now.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
@redurnet I'm glad you will.
@Courtlynn (59045)
• United States
8 Feb
so awesome! really hope the others bloom next year!
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
That would be great. It's fuller than the one that's blooming now, so I could get more blooms from it.
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@Courtlynn (59045)
• United States
8 Feb
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
@Courtlynn I saw a second one starting to bloom today.
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@allknowing (77150)
• India
8 Feb
Here they bloom during Christmas time. I had them a few years ago.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
That's when I thought they bloomed. I didn't know they bloomed at any other time or that they would bloom again once the flowers dropped.
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@allknowing (77150)
• India
9 Feb
@just4him That is nature for you
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
@allknowing Yes, it is.
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@didinedhia (1941)
• Algeria
8 Feb
ooohh that's so beautifulllll
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
Thank you.
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• Algeria
9 Feb
@just4him you are welcome
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@shubhu3 (26797)
• New Delhi, India
8 Feb
It looks beautiful. Things are going fine here.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb
I'm glad things are going well with you. Thank you.
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@shubhu3 (26797)
• New Delhi, India
9 Feb
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@aureliah (22468)
• Kenya
8 Feb
Its called never giving up. You never gave up on the plant
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
No, I didn't. And now it has another flower starting to bloom.
@marlina (82481)
• Canada
8 Feb
You can pretend that it is Christmas today with the snow and the flowering poinsettia, what a treat!
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
I could, especially since my Christmas tree is still up.
• United States
8 Feb
Although I haven't had a poinsettia in quite awhile I do remember it being around and blooming after Christmas. They are so pretty when they bloom and hope you get lots more flowers.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
I saw another one starting on it today. It's going to be lovely in a couple of days.