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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Euphorbia pulcherrima

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

The poinsettia is still going... it must be just over three years now 😳🤭 I gave it a trim a couple of months ago so it’s a bit smaller now, it was getting quite leggy #poinsettia #euphorbia #euphorbia-pulcherrima #euphorbiapulcherrima #houseplant

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cyndi

Looks real healthy #poinsettia

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clipperty

Someone who’s not a poinsettia murderer Rachel, see they do exist @rachelbrooks 😂 x x x

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rachelbrooks

Alright! Rub it in why doncha Claudey pops?! 😜😉 @clipperty And well done Rich, I didn’t realise they lasted more than a fortnight! 😂

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suerichards

I agree, the leaves all full off and I’m left with a pot of sticks 🙄

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clipperty

😂😂😂 @rachelbrooks @suerichards 😘😘😘

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richard.spicer.7906

I’ve almost felt guilty about posting it cause I knew some of you wouldn’t like it! 😂😂 soz, I honestly don’t know how it does it, I’ve no secret - it just sits under the skylight and I water it every now and then 🤷🏼‍♂️ @clipperty @rachelbrooks @suerichards

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Cyndi! Noticed it was rocking a bit so might need to repot it soon and make it a bit sturdier @cyndi

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cyndi

Very welcome yea it might need an upsize... you'll be able to tell how much bigger by the roots.. you have done fantastic on this they are not easy even tho it's a "tropical" plant..lol...

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richard.spicer.7906

Lol! So everyone keeps telling me 😄 I think the roots might have been eaten a bit by the same fly larvae on the begonias. I was thinking I might downsize first to get the roots back up to size as I don’t want them to get too wet in this pot. But I won’t know until I lift it out the pot and see how bad/good it is already 👍🏼 @cyndi

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cyndi

Best wishes on it.. hopefully the roots are healthy and happy..

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sherrisgarden

Look great Rich. 😀

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

So this is my Poinsettia - and I’ve used my coffee cup as a comparison to show its size! It’s in its second year now, although I didn’t attempt this year to make it go red so it will stay green for now. It’s done very well since repotting it at the beginning of summer. It lives away from air fluctuations (no open windows, no drafts) and is directly under a skylight. Just gave it a little feed this morning too #euphorbiapulcherrima #euphorbia #poinsettia #houseplant

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awomanonabike

That looks incredibly healthy. I’ve never managed to keep one going...

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rachelbrooks

Extremely impressive!! 👍🏼👏🏼

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juliesgarden

Brilliant Rich , I always kill them ❤️👏👏👏

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richard.spicer.7906

#euphorbia-pulcherrima

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richard.spicer.7906

Does anyone else still have their Poinsettia? Mine's doing really well. Today I repotted it using a mix of John Innes no.3 and normal multi purpose compost, and mixed in some perlite. There's lots of healthy new growth showing 😀👍🏼 #poinsettia #euphorbia #euphorbiapulcherrima #houseplant #euphorbia-pulcherrima

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rosiebug

No way that's amazing, mine died ages ago ! ☹️❤️

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pelly

Mine barely made it past Christmas 😂😂😂

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jadojado29

Wow I can't even keep mine going until Christmas yet alone after that's a Brilliant achievement Richard @richard.spicer.7906 👏👌

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richard.spicer.7906

I can't quite believe it myself - I can't say I've done anything special to it either really. It's away from any heat source (no radiators) and sits right below a skylight @rosiebug @jadojado29

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juliesgarden

Oh well done Rich 👏👏, think mine was dead before new year 🤣🤣

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fuschia

Oh my goodness, if I get one at Christmas it's gone within a couple of weeks lol 😂😂

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kathy

No such luck they turn up their toes very fast

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city_girl

I still have mine but it's nowhere near as nice as yours!

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shivydevon

I have a poinsettia which is 4 years old!! Me and my other half thought we killed it earlier this year but we put it on the window ledge and it's coming back to life....I'll post a picture. What I've never managed to achieve is red leaves but I'm worried I'll definitely kill it if I put it in a dark room!!

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks everyone - I genuinely don't know what I did to keep it this long. But it's fun to keep trying! @juliesgarden @fuschia @kathy @city_girl @shivydevon

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rachelbrooks

Err...no! Gone within a couple of weeks! 🙈😬 well done though! Looks lovely and healthy! 👌🏼👏🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

I'm on a roll now, photographing all the other plants in the house 😆. Who still has their Poinsettia? I don't know how I have as I've done nothing to it but it doesn't seem to be dying! #poinsettia #euphorbiapulcherrima #houseplant #euphorbia #euphorbia-pulcherrima

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linfoster

Im not at all keen on them 😬

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elsie

Yes still have mine. Challenge to see how long I can keep it alive.

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juliesgarden

I love them but they don't love me 🤣🤣

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pelly

Mine lasted about a week 😂😂😂

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Camellia04

I interesting do they not live for long @richard.spicer.7906 @Elise ? I still have mine that received as a gift from Christmas a month ago :)

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rachelbrooks

Very impressive! ❤️ I murdered mine within a fortnight! 😬🙈

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clustyroen

Still got mine Richard, think yours has the edge on mine though! 😊

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lesliecole49

I had mine for a couple years though I never tried for the red leaves again, but I let it freeze this year. :(

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tomatoe

Every year my mother (102 years) & I get one as a present. Hers is still bright & colourful, mine last less than 2 weeks before the leaves all fall off. She neglects I care too much I'm told.

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brightcolours

Looking good! (Does it now?).

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richard.spicer.7906

Yep - still the same! No idea what I'm doing right 😮 @brightcolours

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