Poinsettias

Business & Economy
6:45 am
Fri November 30, 2012

NC a Top Producer of Poinsettias

'Ice Punch' Poinsettia grown at NC State's Horticulture
Credit Leoneda Inge

You know the holiday season is in full swing when Christmas Trees are sprouting up on big corner lots and at most big box stores.   North Carolina is one of the top producers of Christmas Trees.  The state is also a top producer of another holiday plant – the poinsettia. 

First of all – North Carolina poinsettias are grown in-doors – in greenhouses.   The conditions have to be just right. This is a tropical plant, you know.  And the colors! Walking into a poinsettia greenhouse at N-C State is like walking into a candy store!

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