How to Pick the Perfect Poinsettia this Holiday Season
These tips will help you pick out a beautiful plant that'll last much longer than the two weeks leading up to Christmas!
Check the flowers
Many plant buyers confuse the bracts for the poinsettia flower. You should check the center of the flower and look for the yellow color. The yellow in the consider indicates that the flower is nice and fresh—a good way to make sure it'll be healthy and last much longer! The flower center shouldn't be fully open either.
The flowers are actually the small yellowish, greenish centers. The colored portions which some people think are the flower petals are called bracts. How the flowers should look when you buy them is best explained by reading the captions below these 2 photos.