Tag Archive: Euphorbia

Jul 07

Stems all the way down

Euphorbia pulcherrima [PD, USDA Scott Bauer]

In the days when potted plants were more than just disposable land-filler, my Nan would try to force her wizened poinsettia to flower by sticking it into a bin-liner with some apples every night from October until December. Sum total of flowers she ever saw: zero. Ho hum. But how many poinsettia flowers can you …

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