As you prepare to decorate around the home for the holidays after the Thanksgiving Day holiday, be aware the exotic plant that has become synonymous with Christmas over the years is still in heavy demand. Larry Maas from Maas Floral & Greenhouse in Sturgeon Bay says the red poinsettia is still the color of choice, despite the growing interest in blue and multi-dyed plants.
Maas recommends that Poinsettia plants thrive with natural light for up to six hours a day, regular watering, and to keep them away from direct heat that will cause drying out. He says appropriately cared for poinsettias can live well beyond the holidays and well into the New Year. Maas notes that other plants to decorate around the home include the Jerusalem cherry and Christmas cactus that don’t bloom very long but are incredibly showy.
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