They’re native to Mexico, but it’s the plant everyone loves during the holidays and here in Baltimore, their vibrant colors are on display at the Rawlings Conservatory.
Don Scott and Marty Bass had “Coffee With” Maryland football coach Randy Edsall. Ron Matz had “People Are Talking” about the Poinsettia Sale At Rawlings Conservatory.
For many people, winter holiday decorations would not be complete without the poinsettia. The poinsettia is actually a shrub that can attain a height of about 16 feet. People often mistakenly refer to the red pedal-like part of the plant as a flower, but in reality, they are leaves.There are more than 100 cultivated varieties of the plants that feature five colors ranging from white to red. Poinsettias are a hardy plant, but often they fail to receive proper care that will ensure more than a one season life. When the surface of the soil becomes dry to the touch, pour the water onto the soil until it flows out of the bottom of the pot; do not allow the plant to sit in standing water. The plant loves the sun, so place it in a north-facing window if possible.