JoAnne Skelly is the Carson City/Storey County Extension educator for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

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December 27, 2011
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How to keep your holiday plants blooming

We often fill our homes with colorful blooming plants for the holidays. Poinsettias, cyclamens, azaleas, Christmas cacti and African violets surround us with color. With a little care and proper maintenance, these flowering treasures can delight us well past the holiday season.

These plants have a number of maintenance factors in common. They all need bright light. Poinsettias thrive with south-facing light. The rest do best with bright morning or filtered sun. I have found they all do better when watered from below by setting the plants in a container with a couple of inches of water for soil to …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 27, 2011 06:19PM Published Dec 27, 2011 06:16PM Copyright 2011 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.