While poinsettia is the most popular, a Christmas cactus in full bloom is a great gift and easy to care for once the flowers have faded.
If you saved a poinsettia from last year's holidays, October's the time to start coaxing it back into bloom.
If the poinsettia is already producing pollen, a portion of its useful display life has already passed and the bracts will begin to fade.
Plants turn their leaves too - just before Christmas the poinsettia turns red and Snow on the Mountain begins to turn white.
Cut off any colored bracts and prune the poinsettia to about 5 to 7 inches.
In addition to their role as traditional Christmas decorations, poinsettias can serve as tokens of goodwill, friendship and joy during the holiday season and beyond.
Their hideout has been festively decorated with Christmas presents, poinsettias and a sleigh.
What we got in return were cocoa, corn, tomatoes, dahlias, jalapa mirabilis, poinsettias and a host of other flowers and of course capsicums, both sweet and chilli.
Any holiday plants (like poinsettias , etc.) that were received for the holidays will last longer if given proper attention.
‘Well, today I have poinsettias or fir cones for you,’ said the tutor.