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Subject:  Re: Five unpredictable homemade food gifts Date:  12/11/2012  9:32 AM
Author:  ariechert Number:  46745 of 56781

"I forgot to add that we are blessed/cursed w/ ~18 poinsettias thanks to #2 son's Plant Propagation class. People who visit are expected to take at least one plant w/ them<G>. We have warned relatives, already!" - polymermom


Oh yeah we did that in the one Horticulture class I took. Euphorbia pulcherrima, Poinsettia. Euphorbia is the same family as milkweed which I found rather humorous. It is a native of Mexico and the milky sap from the Poinsettia is irritating to skin and slightly toxic.

If I remember correctly (it was a long time ago) we made cuttings off the Poinsettia by making a diagonal cut about 9" from the end and then dipped it in indole acetic acid, which is a rooting hormone, and then put the ends in moist sterile potting soil. You can buy rooting hormone at garden centers.

Art
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