Sunday, January 1, 2012

SOOC Sunday...Crazy Bloomer

This is the strangest plant.  Last year at the beginning of December Lowe's had poinsettias on sale.  They were the biggest I have ever seen!  Seriously three feet in diameter.  I think they are really pretty but I have never had any luck keeping them much after Christmas.  But last year for some reason it stayed pretty.  By pretty I mean it didn't die.  It looked like it should have been pitched into the compost pile.  But I just kept watering and talking to it.  Then when spring rolled around I decided to put it out in the yard to see what would happen.  The strangest thing happened....it got green, fell, and big again.  So on another wild hair we dug it up and brought it inside.  It must have gone into shock because the leaves started to wither up and fall off.  But I kept watering and talking.  Then this year around the first of  December the strangest thing happened.  The leaves that were at the tip of the naked stems started to turn red....but only on one side of the plant.   So now we have a skinny, almost leafless half blooming poinsettia in the living room.  CRAZY!

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2 comments:

  1. I've never had any luck with poinsettias! From what you discribed it sounds as if it needed to be rotated a quarter of a turn weekly.

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  2. Funny thing is I do turn it every week. I think it might be two plants put together.

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