When Lee Belanger, a volunteer at Collier-Seminole State Park wrote in the Fort Myers Florida Weekly, “When is a weed a weed and not a wildflower? Perhaps when it is not wanted or appreciated,” he was thinking about Euphorbia cyathophora ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
What seasonal plant better rings in the Holiday than the Poinsettia! Botanically known as the Eurphorbia pulcherrima, this holiday charmer has a rich history that equals its brilliant color.
The Aztec’s called ... READ MORE
Originally published in Panama City News Herald, Extension Connection
by Julie McConnell
Like many people I enjoy decorating my home for the holidays and, although I’m a diehard “plant person”, poinsettias did not always ... READ MORE
It’s that time of year again for red and green plants to be used to spread holiday cheer. Poinsettias still reign as a common holiday ornamental used as gifts and decorations.
In addition to the traditional red color, varieties of poinsettias ... READ MORE
Now that the holidays are over, you may be wondering what to do with those holiday plants...
It seems like stores have a greater variety of colors each year, along with the traditional red. If you purchased a poinsettia, or received one as ... READ MORE
What plant comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Most people might say a Christmas tree or mistletoe, but there is another plant that represents Christmas, the poinsettia. Most people might not know the story of the poinsettia and how ... READ MORE
One plant that always comes to mind during the holiday season is the poinsettia.
Its colorful foliage brightens up many homes, and works appropriately with Christmas decorations. Their presence during the cool months gives the impression that ... READ MORE
Throughout the winter you will need to keep the plant indoors but keep the plant soil somewhat dry and do not fertilize until the weather warms in the spring. After the weather has begun to warm, cut off the fading bracts, leaving 40-6 inches ... READ MORE
Maybe you had a nice poinsettia or amaryllis in your home over the last few weeks that enhanced the festive look of your home or porch. But now that the season is over, what can you do with your post holiday plants?
Watch this UF/IFAS Solutions ... READ MORE