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Deep scarlet and green in colour, the Poinsettia is December’s birth flower and a popular decoration for Christmas. Made up of clusters of red leaves, the ‘flower’ sits in the centre.
Originating in Mexico and used by the indigenous people for its fever-reducing qualities and reddish dye, the Poinsettia naturally flowers in autumn and winter, and grows best in warm climates.
In Australia, the Poinsettia is made to flower during summer by placing it in a darker position and mimicking the short winter days. Keep your Poinsettia in a warm spot, protected from wind and frost, with about 6 hours of indirect sunlight.
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Phalaenopsis Orchid Care
Phalaenopsis orchids originate from south east Asia and are one of the longest flowering orchids. They produce beautifully elegant blooms for up to six months of the year, this combined with the fact that they are very easy to look after is the reason why they are now one of the most commonly grown orchids in the world. The following is a guide to caring for your flowering Phalaenopsis plants. → Read more