The countdown to the holidays has begun and our most popular holiday plant – Poinsettias – have arrived. Poinsettias last the whole season, are easy to care for and come in a wide number of colors and sizes.
We love our growers and work closely with them to source out interesting new varieties every year. This holiday season we have five new Poinsettias added to our list of over 25 different varieties.
A colorful accent for the table or on a mantle – one way to style Poinsettias is in a decorative pot with greens or a bow. Poinsettias also make a great hostess gift, simply wrap in festive paper and add a bow!
Potted Poinsettias do need a little care and protection from heating and drafts. Keeping your plant healthy all season is easy: Poinsettias do well in low to high-light areas as holiday decorations, and to grow them beyond the holiday season they need six hours of bright, indirect light a day. Water thoroughly and when the soil feels dry to the touch, water again thoroughly. Pour off any water that has accumulated in the saucer.
This year at Molbak’s, our designers have been having fun creating new and different ways to display them. We’re breaking Poinsettias out of the pot and using them as cut flowers in arrangements.
First, we prepped the stems so they stay fresh – this is easy.
Stems should last about ten days, but in the right spot they can last much longer.
Once the stems are conditioned, it’s time to start using them to decorate. Here’s some ideas:
- Group Poinsettias in vases with holiday décor on a mantle.
- Float different colored blooms in a bowl as a centerpiece.
- Use floral tubes filled with water (you can find them at any craft store with a floral department), use them as living ornaments in your tree or attach them to a grapevine wreath (for indoor use only!) and add a raffia bow.
- Make a centerpiece with greens and any kind of berries or blossoms.
- Put stems in an aerium and hang in a window.
With so many colors and varieties to choose from, you can find the perfect holiday poinsettia this season for your decorating and gift giving. Enjoy!