Here are some seasonal tips and decoration ideas with Poinsettias. Euphorbia pulcherrima better known as the Poinsettia comes in over 100 varieties. Furthermore they are grown in an array of coloured bracts with different shaped leaves. For example pointed, round and now even curly. They are the most popular pot plant world wide with sales in Europe alone reaching a staggering 115 to 120 million plants per year.
But why do so many people struggle to grow this essential winter plant of the Christmas Season?
For the last two years I’ve listed my own rules on caring for these pot plants in the hope that more people will succeed in growing them successfully at home. My rules are not copied out of a text book but are from years of experience in looking after these plants in their thousands. So if you need some helpful advice on how to succeed with these houseplants please click on this link: Care Tips for Poinsettias.
Otherwise keep reading!
This year you can watch a series of short videos on how to be creative with these fashionable plants.
1# Decoration Ideas with Poinsettias: as cut flowers
2# Present the Poinstettia in Style
As the the videos says they really are true transformers and with the right accessories you can create a cosy home spun look or … present the poinsettia in style! How about a Poinsettia inside a ball of wool for starters?
Note: if you’re wondering what one of those orchid tubes is in the video – see if your local nursery/garden centre has an odd empty Lucky Bamboo container lying around. It’s just the same thing.
3# Decoration Ideas with Poinsettias: the personalized present
As the video says the plants are always in fashion just as recycling is in fashion. And this also holds true for Christmas decorations. You can transform the most inconspicuous vessel or even your favourite pot into a trendy Christmas decoration.
5# How to use boxes and gift bags to display the Poinsettia
And finally why not visit the Christmas Star website. You’ll find further step by step instructions on how to make many more items.
I think a glue gun is a good investment at this time of year!