This came from Bukidnon... and could be bought for a couple of hundred a pot. :)
They say this will turn green after the cold months. The challenge is if I could make it bloom in red again next year. We'll see... Looks like a bit of work. LOL
A Poinsettias are woody tropical perennials that require 14 hours of complete darkness each day for 6-8 weeks before flowering. Growers can use this response to time when the plants will bloom by covering the greenhouses or benches with light excluding cloth. Even the light of a flash light during the dark period will keep the plants from responding.
Starting tin October, be sure your poinsettias receive 14 hours of darkness each night to have flowers for the holidays. Flower buds are usually set in October under natural day lengths in Florida. When planting outside in the landscape, make sure to choose a site that will not receive light from artificial sources, like streetlights or light from windows at night, as this will disrupt the dark period and keep your poinsettia from flowering or delay flowering."