James specializes in Floriculture Physiology with a focus on quantifying the effects of environmental and cultural factors on the production of ornamental greenhouse crops.
Modern poinsettias are not your grandmother’s plants. Breeding has dramatically improved their consumer performance. Back in the day, growers would place ferns or pine boughs in the pot along with the poinsettia to provide greenery, because the poinsettia leaves would fall off so quickly. Today’s poinsettias will last well into January if watered properly and provided enough sunlight.25 December 2021