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Do We Ship Poinsettia?

At this time of year we receive many inquiries as to whether we offer Poinsettia. To answer that common question - at the present time we do not offer Poinsettia. Please read on…

Poinsettia are most often sold as potted plants. As a potted plant, Poinsettia are really grown two different ways which we will call 'slow & steady' and 'fast-track'. Both are beautiful; however, there are some notable distinctions in the structure of the plant:

Slow & Steady: Poinsettia which are grown 'slow & steady' are most likely the ones that you will find at your local nursery. These Poinsettia grow slowly over time and usually have thicker/stronger woody stems.

Fast-Track: Poinsettia which we would consider 'fast-track' are more like the commercially-grown Poinsettia which you will find in many supermarkets this holiday season. These Poinsettia are grown under certain conditions which encourage them to grow quickly. A combination of ideal light, temperature and fertilizer encourage these plants to grow very quickly. Oftentimes these plants will not have woody stems. As a result, these Poinsettia are somewhat delicate. If you were to shake the plant, there is a chance that a branch might snap as the accelerated growth doesn't give the stems sufficient time to mature and harden up. 

When asked why The Grower's Box doesn't ship Poinsettia, the answer is that the plant simply doesn't travel well. Commercially-grown Poinsettia can be quite delicate. As mentioned above, if you were to shake a Poinsettia there is a good chance that a branch or two may snap. Though FedEx treats our flowers VERY well, sudden jolts or a dropped package may result in a damaged plant. When supermarkets receive Poinsettia, they are often trucked in and maintained in an environment where they are upright and not as likely to endure limb-breaking bumps.

If you have any additional questions about Poinsettia or if you have any questions about our selection of wholesale flowers and bulk flowers for weddings and events, please give us a call at 1-888-297-3000 or email us at sales@growersbox.com.


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November 11th, 2013

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