Holiday plants brighten the season

By Cassie Hooman

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One of my favorite Christmas traditions is growing bright colorful poinsettias and other holiday plants that liven up the season. Many house plants are available this time of year including holiday cactus, amaryllis, kalanchoe, Jerusalem cherry, and cyclamen. Most of these plants can be enjoyed long past Christmas with the correct care. Here are some simple steps to keep your holiday plants thriving.

The poinsettia was named after Joel Robert Poinsett, an amateur botanist and the first American ambassador to Mexico. He sent some poinsettia plants home to Gree...


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