Here, Stars for Europe, the leading poinsettia experts, looks at how the latest poinsettia colourways can transform your festive displays into a winter wonderland
Create an ice-white winter wonderland
Harness the beauty of pastel tones
Dare to be different!
Christmas is all about rekindling memories of childhood and yesteryear, using natural materials such as holly, ivy, cones and twigs that harness the beauty of rich tapestries of greens and browns, bringing mid-winter nature into the cosy warmth of our homes. For an inspirational display of old meets new, why not incorporate a variegated poinsettia to bring your decorations bang up to date? These marbled marvels make the ultimate stand-alone wow-factor or table-top display, or for added festive drama, can be planted en-masse in a bowl of contrasting tones. Often sporting mixed hues of red and cream, pink infused with lighter tones, or traditional red bracts set above variegated shades of green foliage, a marbled bi-colour poinsettia is guaranteed to be a talking point when your nearest and dearest arrive to celebrate Christmas together.
Quick tips: how to keep your poinsettia at its prime
– Grow in a warm, draught-free position that’s kept between 15 to 22 degrees.
– Plants relish lots of light, so choose a bright location with filtered sunlight.
– Only water when compost feels almost dry. Never leave pots standing in saucers of water.
– Around four weeks after purchase, start feeding monthly with indoor plant fertiliser