Today's Home: Perfect Poinsettias

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    You can decorate your home for the holidays with some many things from lights, to trees, to wreaths, to candles, but don't forget the traditional poinsettia.

    When it comes to decorating for the holidays nothing looks more beautiful than brilliant Poinsettia's brightening up your home and adding some Christmas cheer.

    A variety of Poinsettias are available on the market today and you can choose what fits your home and your personal style the best. One of the varieties is the Strawberries and Cream flower. They have an intense variegation in the leaf and that adds a lot of punch to your home.

    When caring for a Poinsettia, you will first want to take the decorative plastic sleeves off the of bottom the pot when you get home. The plant hates to sit in water, and those sleeves hold moisture in. Then, you will also need to always empty out the water that collects in the bottom of that basket and give them plenty of light. They like bright sunny areas, and don't put them near a heating vent because that dry heat will cause them to foliate.

    These flowers should last in the house for about a month, and sometimes they might die out a little earlier.

    Many people are afraid that Poinsettias are poisonous, but that's not the case. Dogs can get sick if they eat too much of the plant, but it's only because of over indulgence.

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