It’s been a record year for poinsettias, the nation’s favourite Christmas flower and we have chosen some truly magnificent varieties for you again this year.
Growers in the UK have been cossetting tens of thousands of seedlings ready for the big spike in demand during the festive season – and this year there are also more new varieties than ever before.
The showy Mexican natives with their huge brightly-coloured bracts are here in-store now, so please make sure you get here as soon as you can, for the pick of the crop. We have wonderful varieties to choose from and not just the traditional red.
You could also pick up a pot while you’re here in a complementary colour, or to match your Christmas table this year.
Poinsettias, in a pretty pot also make a fabulous gift this Christmas and add a flash of instant colour.
To care for your poinsettias once you get them home, make sure you don’t overwater – once a week is plenty – and put them in a bright location or windowsill, but out of direct sunlight which will scorch both leaves and bracts. Keep them as warm as you can, day and night, but away from the drying effects of radiators and they’ll still be flourishing long after Christmas has been and gone.
Here are a selection of the Poinsettias and other houseplants that we have in-store at the moment.