How did the Poinsettia become the Christmas flower?
It is a series of intriguing stories full of human drama, mysteries, secrets, challenges, and world domination.
Find out why every poinsettia plant sold today carries a critical pathogen that is a key to its success and is detrimental all other plants.
Also, we will learn how to be successful in selecting and growing your poinsettia year-round along with having a few myths squashed.
In this episode 086 Jim Faust tells interesting true Poinsettia Stories from their discovery to your own enjoyment at Christmas.
One story involves searching out wild poinsettias in the middle of two drug cartel-controlled territories.
Jim Faust is a Professor of Floriculture Physiology at Clemson University in South Carolina.
He does research on greenhouse production of various flowering crops, teaches hydroponics, and greenhouse production courses.
He grew his first poinsettia crop in 1986.