does anybody here at Mylot have a poinsettia flower?

@TnWoman (1896)
United States
February 18, 2009 7:53pm CST
hello everybody here at Mylot. in December of last year, my brother come over to visit me and brought me a lovely poinsettia flower. it had beautiful red colored leaves on it when he gave the flower to me. since that time, my poinsettia flower has dropped off all of it's red leaves and has grown new leaves on it. the new growth that i have on my poinsettia flower is light green in color. and i guess that i water the poinsettia flower twice a week. so this year around the holidays, my question would be what color are my poinsettia flower's leaves going to be? are they going to be white or red again? so tell me, do you have a poinsettia flower in your house? if so, when it blooms again later on in the year, what color does it re-bloom? thanks for sharing and have a beautiful evening.
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@mysdianait (65058)
• Italy
19 Feb 09
I have one every year at Christmas - but it's never the same one sadly. Only one year did I manage to keep it going until the following year. I think the trick is that they must have natural light hours. Once the autumn comes, in order to get them to become red again, you must cover them with something like black plastic or put them in a cupboatd when you turn artificial lights on. They are lovely and so colurful too. There are also white ones. I hope you have better luck with yours
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@mysdianait (65058)
• Italy
19 Feb 09
I had two cats and both lived to be almost 18 years old. They were both very good about not touching any of my indoor plants. When I had any that could have been harmful to them I would make sure they were on a higher shelf or on a windowsill where there they couldn't reach to get at them. That way both lived together happily, my cats and my plants
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I don't have a poinsettia in the house. We had a cat for the last 12 years and was always afraid to have one in the house because they like to nibble on them. The cat is now gone so it would be fine to buy one and try to keep it healthy. I don't do so well with inside plants. I get carried away at times and overwater them. That kills them in no time. Can't tell you if the poinsettia will bloom again or when since I never had one that long..lol I do have a plant in the kitchen that was given to our oldest daughter at birth. She's now 37 and the plant is still in the original planter and healthy. It would be better if I decided to repot it but am afraid I would kill it. A green thumb I don't have!
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@jazz_123 (211)
19 Feb 09
Hello. What is a poinsettia flower? I do know quite a bit about flowers but I've never heard that term before? Is it a nice flower? Can it be grown naturally?
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@tabbys (78)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I have actually had one for going on 3 years now. They are not very hard to take care of but my mother in law told me to let it have natural light for 12 hours a day and the other 12 hours put in a closet or somwhere with no light. It will start changing in about a week. It has worked for me so maybe it will help you.
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@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I have a few left over from the holidays of 2007 and I forgot to put them in the dark in the Fall, which makes their leaves turn red. But they are turning red now! Don't water it until the soil is dry, maybe once a week. Make sure the pot is big enough, you'll probably have to give it a bigger one before Autumn, and there are sites on the net that tell you when to put it in a cool, dark place for 14 hours or so per day. You'll have a beautiful poinsettia next Christmas!
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19 Feb 09
Hi TnWoman, I don't have a poinsettia pant so I couldn't tell you and what is a poinsettia plant? is it a winter plant and is it a indoor plant? Love and hugs. Tamara xxxx
@savypat (20244)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I have had these plants many times and they make a very nice green plant, to the color again you have to put it in the dark for several months. Look on the internet for exact instructions. I did the whole process once or twice and never got as big a flower as when it was given to me, so now i just enjoy the plant. I am pretty sure it is poison o be careful handling it and wash your hands.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I've planted all the ones we've received during the holidays in my yard. I thought they were all red?
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
19 Feb 09
do you have pics on it?the name of the flowers is not familiar but maybe if i see the pic i will know
@moneymommy (3419)
• United States
19 Feb 09
We will ussually get a poinsettia plant around Christmas time. They are so pretty and they come in red,pink,white and yellow. The light green might be a yellow poinsettia flower. I have kept them for a year and they will bloom again just fine.
@dinkydo (14)
19 Feb 09
In South Africa we grew the pointsettias in our garden and they grew to about 8 feet tall with a mass of large red flowers. We also had one with double flowers which was very pretty, the flowers were about 8-10 inches in diameter. The flowers started out a green colour and then changed to red. I cannot tell you how to treat an indoor plant though. We pruned the bushes at the end of the flowering season.
@katsmeow1213 (28895)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Sorry I can't answer any of your questions because I've never owned a poinsetta. These flowers are poisonous to cats, and I have 3 cats in my home. If you have cats, you should get rid of the plant.
@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
Hi TnWoman! we used to have poinsettia plant before and its leaves turns red all the time..I am not really sure how my mother did it but I am now missing those flowers. I think I will try to grow one again and see if I will be successful. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
19 Feb 09
girl, u are asking the wrong person. my aunt told me years ago i had a brown thumb instead of a green one. lol
@kareng (30734)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I have three of them that I have managed to keep alive (so far) anyway! I'm not sure when you start with the darkness but that is one way to do it. I also read that you can cut them back during the summer months and they will shoot out in the autumn. I'll have to look all this up again because it is looking like these guys may make it for at least another month. LOL!