Ask a Question forum: Re Poinsettias, I saw the various answers, but I want to grow mine outdoors.

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Crete, Greece
Dec 17, 2017 1:51 AM CST
The climate here on Crete, Greece, suits them where they can grow to 15m(~50ft) so I want mine to join them; any tips please, soil type, pH, sun/shade etc?
Name: Daisy I
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Dec 17, 2017 7:23 PM CST
Okay, here's what I know... Slightly acidic well draining soil in a sunny location. The wind will break them apart so sheltered sunny location if you have a lot of wind. I've seen them grow 10 feet tall - that's about 3 meters. If you are seeing 15m plants, they are not poinsettia.
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Name: Celia
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Dec 17, 2017 7:33 PM CST
Could you mean 'Poinciana?'
Name: greene
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Dec 17, 2017 7:43 PM CST
Alexandrino/Alexandrine is a name used in Greece for the Poinsettia plant.
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Crete, Greece
Dec 18, 2017 1:05 AM CST
Thank you Daisy, it's definitely Pointsettia and 5m tall (50ft was finger trouble!), upto that height is a common sight here now at this time of year. Here's a pic.

Yes Greene, Alexandrino is the Greek name for this plant
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