Saturday, December 14, 2013

Poinsettia delight!

Among the many pots on my roof top garden, I had noticed a foliage plant which looked very familiar but one which I couldn't quite place or identify. I didn't remember bringing it home from any nursery. Every time I looked at it I would wonder where it came from. Its the second pot on the left against the wall.
Below is a close up of the leaves. 
And then one day recently, I was very pleasantly surprised when I looked at the leaves. They were turning red!! And that is when it registered. It was a Poinsettia!

Every year around November, I buy many beautiful Poinsettia plants because I just love them. They lift my mood instantly!

And by April they all wither and die one by one. I've tried to keep them alive by keeping them in the shade and shielding them from the Delhi heat but not one survived ever. I've tried planting them in the ground hoping they would be able to survive that way. But nothing seemed to help. In the picture below you can see one with most of the leaves gone.
And now it is just great to see that one of them survived, after all! And I have absolutely no clue how it survived our Delhi heat when temperatures go up to 114 degrees fahrenheit!

I am thrilled and it is looking prettier every day.

Thanks to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.


  1. It's wonderful to see one of your Poinsettias has survived. Over here, in the Aussie tropics, I have a beautiful pink Poinsettia growing in a garden bed and it comes back every year. Of course, we don't get quite as high summer temps as you do, so perhaps that helps.

  2. Wat een prachtig,gezellig balkon, heerlijk om naar te kijken.

  3. Hi that seems to be illusionary ,I should tommorow go to nursery and get them too for my garden .

  4. Beautiful collection of flowers. Your Poinsettias are are wonderful.
    Thank you very much for your visit and a nice comment.
    Greetings from Poland

  5. It is wonderful to see that plant surviving and handling the weather and giving the glorious colour to give the Christmassy feel.



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