Home | Contact Us | Employment | Our Location  
Ellison’s Greenhouses  | 2107 East Stone Street, Brenham TX | (979) 836-6011
Untitled document

 

About Ellison's   |    Visitors  |    Retail   |    Wholesale   |   Plant Lovers   |   Calendar of Events   |   Other Info 

      Come and explore one of the most complete selections of flora in the state of Texas

How to Care for the Poinsettia … Tenderly

The life of the poinsettia, if cared for properly during the holidays, can be extended throughout the year.

During the Holidays

  • When selecting a poinsettia, choose tightly clustered, small, central flowers with crisp and bright foliage.
  • When surface soil is dry to the touch, water thoroughly. Discard excess water in the saucer.
  • To prolong color, keep a temperature rage of 60 degrees for night and 72 degrees for day. High humidity is preferable.
  • Avoid cold drafts and protect from cold winds.

To Re-bloom for the Next Season

  • During winter, continue to follow holiday upkeep tips.
  • When bracts fade, cut back to eight inches.
  • Lightly fertilize every three to four weeks.
  • When temperatures are warm, place plant out-of-doors; first in indirect, then direct light. Avoid temperatures below 50 degrees throughout summer.
  • Cut back stems and branches twice during the summer. Repot if needed.
  • On Labor Day, move plant inside. Provide six or more hours of direct light.
  • From October 1 through mid-December, confine plant to darkness for 14 hours, giving it 10 hours of natural light. This will force the green bracts to color.


 

 
Untitled document
Mark Your Calendars for the 22th Annual

Poinsettia Celebration
November 17-18, 2012
from 10 am - 4 pm


Click here for more about the 2012
Celebration!
We’re not your
everyday greenhouse...


We’re a whole lot more!

Tours
Garden Shop
Design Center
Poinsettia Celebration
Unique Gifts
Landscaping

We now offer
landscaping services.
Ellison’s Greenhouses | 2107 East Stone Street, Brenham TX | (979) 836-6011
All Rights Reserved. 2007. Ellison’s Greenhouses
Developed by Texas A&M University Recreation, Parks & Tourism Science’s Laboratory for Intellignent Design in Tourism