Thursday, March 26, 2009
I purchased this poinsettia as a small plant in bloom after Xmas 2007. I brought it outside last summer and it bloomed until May or so. I kept it in partial shade. Last fall I brought it in and put it on top of the bookcase in the guest area upstairs a couple feet from a west-facing window. In general, it got only that natural light. There may have been some indirect incidental light from the adjacent area, where I grow my orchids.
It did not bloom for Xmas this last year, but is sort of blooming now. However, not all the bracts in a cluster are red, only some of them. Still, it did sort of re-bloom and I think I'll keep it for another year and see what happens