Irritating Plant of the Month December 2018 - the Poinsettia mocks me

Well this is not so much irritating as just plain embarrassing.  If I may just dial back the clock seven days to this time last week.  This time last week I was proudly displaying my plant purchases which included this small, but pretty, poinsettia.
Pretty little thing isn't it?  I wrote how I usually associate poinsettias with certain death and that is why I have never bought one before.  I looked up how to look after it (no draughts, tepid water - not too much not too little etc) and vowed to do my best by it.

Well dear readers, I present to the debacle that was formally known as the pretty poinsettia.
I mean, just look at it, in less than a week it has gone flop.  Its once proud leaves/bracts are now as limp as a silk handkerchief without the lustre and shine. I think it was in a draught, so I have moved it but I think it is indicating to me that I live in a draughty house.

I am hoping it will recover (I know, I know, but maybe there will be a Christmas miracle??)

and yes, it is in a teacup, a rather lovely Kathie Winkle teacup,
the pattern is called Rushstone.  This cup has a crack in it so rather than throw it away I have repurposed it as a pot holder.  Waste not want not as the saying goes.


  1. Haha, that poor Poinsettia, I don't like these plants, just because they die too soon (like yours) or they grow and grow but never get back these beautiful red leaves again for next Christmas.

  2. That poor plant! My fingers are crossed that you will get your Christmas miracle.


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