I have been given several poinsettias over the years, and my current kill record is one week. I don't know how exactly I killed it that fast, but it has long been my own personal record. So when some friends gave us a poinsettia in the first week of December, I had actually made plans to have Andy go buy one Christmas eve so when they came for Christmas I wouldn't have to explain the torturous death I subjected their gift to.
is what their poinsettia looks like today. Not only have I not managed to kill it, it has thrived. Considering how far down the list caring for the houseplants was during the last few months, this plant has QUITE the determination to survive and can handle LOTS of neglect. My kind of plant!
So, I'm thinking I should probably repot the thing as it's still in it's little foil-lined fake planter, but I'm worried that if I actually start trying with this plant, it will realize who it is living with and die at once. Has anyone ever kept these things as houseplants for any length of time?