Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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My dad bought me a poinsettia plant for Christmas a few years ago and then he passed away in July.  The plant re-bloomed the following December and for me it was like receiving a hug from Heaven!

Oct 06, 2019 04:03 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Tammy - when I think of poinsettias Carlsbad comes to mind and when the subject is Carlsbad, I think of Jeff Dowler, CRS.  Maybe he can share a few poinsettia points with us.  

Oct 06, 2019 04:43 PM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
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Yes!  And several other years.  It grew taller than me!  I planted it outside.  I didn't try the force bloom thing.  

Oct 06, 2019 02:50 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Haven't had any success myself but my understanding is they are perennials, not annuals. Best of luck - I know a few people who had them bloom again. Sounds like you are doing the right thing.

Oct 06, 2019 05:05 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I can't even keep them alive through one season. I had some beautiful 4 foot tall ones I got from a corporate office who gave me them. I heard Pointsettas can poison cats so I put them outside (because my cat was an inside cat) and they got frozen. 

Oct 06, 2019 05:00 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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No that's amazing, I would love that. Poinsettias are not suited to my climate or soil. I do introduce a plant in my house each year at the Winter Solstice and my Solstice plant from last year is doing great! Susan H sent me a plant at Christmas the year my husband died and it is doing great.I may give it a shot!

Oct 06, 2019 04:52 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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My mother in law kept hers like you and she was successful.  Me on the other hand am no good at inside plants of any kind.

Good luck and let us know if it works for you.

Oct 06, 2019 03:49 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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no, I never bought them because of small children....didn't want to take a chance with the children around....

Oct 06, 2019 02:56 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Tammy,

No, I have not tried it.  They are not on my favorite plant list...Good luck, let us know if you succeed.A

Oct 06, 2019 02:37 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Good luck getting it to bloom again.  For me, these get thrown away after the holidays.

Oct 06, 2019 02:11 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I wish you all the best with that Tammy.  I am sure you will keep us posted. 

Oct 06, 2019 05:54 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Tammy, take a picture for us when it start blooming 

Oct 06, 2019 03:56 PM
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Valeria Mola
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Interesting, thank you. 

Oct 06, 2019 03:10 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I haven't but, I've heard to keep them in a brown paper bag in controlled temperature.

Never had one make it to the paper bag though!

Oct 06, 2019 06:28 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Nope.

Oct 06, 2019 05:12 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I can barely keep them alive their first Christmas.

Oct 07, 2019 03:41 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I tried it once... never worked. I just buy new ones each year. Tried it also with a Christmas cactus... that also never worked!

Oct 06, 2019 09:48 PM
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Bob Crane
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I hope that this works out well for you with beautiful blooms for Christmas.

Oct 06, 2019 07:48 PM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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We had one that had been planted on the side of our first house in Florida and id did bloom. We had to make sure that the light near the plant was off. 

Oct 07, 2019 04:53 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
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 End of summer you trim them back about 1/3 and bring indoors- it gets too cold randomly where you live and they can't freeze. They need total darkness from 5:00 PM unti 7:00 AM for 15- 16 days water and wait for soil to dry out. I've been able to get them to become red again outdoors with a cardboard box and a blanket. 

Oct 07, 2019 01:14 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Can not say my wife has before.

 

Oct 07, 2019 11:31 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Nope; built-in obsolescence...that way you have to buy a new poinsettia each season

Oct 07, 2019 10:27 AM
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Lyn Sims
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I have heard this & always wondered how the plant didn't die. Good luck with it. No one I've known has done it.

Oct 07, 2019 10:09 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Yes, but I live in Florida and we can actually plant these outside and they will get quite bit and will bloom every year. 

Oct 07, 2019 07:38 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I actually did.  Last year I received a few as gifts as well and actually planted them in my yard.  They did ok and I actually did get a random second bloom on one leaf or two.

Oct 07, 2019 07:35 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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No just a partial

Oct 07, 2019 07:18 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

It really can be done with the poinsettas.... and our christmas cactus blooms in July and December we just leave them out all year!

Oct 07, 2019 12:01 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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No, they usually die in my house.

Oct 18, 2019 11:34 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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My mother used to have a poinsettia plant planted in her yard that bloomed many times over the years.

Oct 09, 2019 08:05 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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My wife just buys a new one every year.

Oct 09, 2019 05:06 AM
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Yes.  They grow outdoors in HI and there are some beautiful big specimens.  It's a sight to behold on the Big Island at Christmastime.

Oct 08, 2019 11:36 PM