December 05, 2008

Guess what kind of plant this is...

If you said Christmas Poinsettia you would be correct! Doesnt she just exemplify the Christmas Spirit? This is Simerita. She is a 3 year old poinsettia bought at none other than my local Harris Teeter (thats a grocery store for all you West Coasters) for $3.99.  
This plant has an agenda all her own. She does not want to turn red during the holidays (we have tried everything to get her red), she does not want to grow nice and full, she wants to grow in the far side of the pot and she does not want to die (even when we dont water her for weeks at a time)! There have been times I was sure she was a goner, but she came right back. She doesnt get a whole lot of light and she sometimes lives top of the air conditioner.
We love our little plant, she is the only one we have. Maybe we will pick up a relative for her this year at the Teet, but if its as resilient as she is I dont know if I can look two crazy plants all year long. 

8 comments:

Laura said...

She is lovely! I can't keep a plant alive for the life of me...I need one like her! :)

JJ said...

You gotta love a plant with such tenacity...maybe Simerita will be my inspiration!

eckleinman said...

You said TEET. Hehehehe.

Julie said...

we could always spray its leaves red! and maybe use a little glitter!

Tender Mercies said...

I love Julie's idea... I say go for it! or hang ornaments!

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anais odessa said...

I think there is something about keeping in no light at all for a long period of time that makes the flowers bloom again red. Good luck.

Ben said...

Growing weird plants is inherantly coded into your DNA. Do you not recall that weird palm tree thing mom has tried to kill time and time again, and now for some reason it has multiplied into like 3 trees. Your future with respect to Simerita is bleek.