Mitchell's Nursery and Greenhouse Grows thousands of poinsettias each year for sale during the holiday season. The process begins in August. By the middle of November, they are ready for sale.
Contact us about our poinsettia fundraising program for your church or organization.
With good care, a poinsettia should be beautiful for 2-3 months. Poinsettias
are tropical plants that should be kept above 50 degrees.
They should be kept in a warm vehicle till you get home, not in a trunk and definitely not in the back of a truck.
In your home, put the poinsettia in a well lit area away from drafts and heat. Water the poinsettia when the pot becomes lightweight, about once a week.
Water the plant thoroughly in a sink, letting it drain, before putting it back where it was.
If the poinsettia is wrapped in foil, tilt the plant, being careful to hold the rootball, and pour the excess into the sink.
The Poinsettia is NOT Poisonous
The poinsettia is the most widely tested consumer plant on the market today, proving the myth about the popular holiday plant to be false: Scientific research from The Ohio State University has proved the poinsettia to be non-toxic. All parts of the plant were tested, including the leaves and sap. According to POISINDEX, the national information center for poison control centers, a child or pet would have to ingest 500-600 leaves in order to exceed the experimental doses that found no toxicity. As with any non-food product, the poinsettia is not meant to be eaten and can cause varying degrees of discomfort. Therefore, the plant should be kept out of the reach of young children and curious pets.