- Native to Mexico, where they can grow up to 16ft tall.
- Perennial plant which can live uptown many years
- It should be watered once in 2 days, do not over water them because the roots will decay.
- Don’t use any chemical just use compost only that will be better for the plants.
- Plant survives very well and give more number of blooms in 15 – 20 degrees’ Celsius temperature and also need good moisture for better growth.
- The plant will die in extreme temperatures.
- 4 hours of day light is enough for the plants to grow in a healthy environment.
- The plant need very much of moisture – semi cool and total humid air.
- Do not water from above because the leaves can get decayed or they can get some disease. Just water them from the base of the plant.
- To propagate Summer months are best. For that cut of the stems having length up to 6-8 inches and just dip them in some good soil like coco peat, peat moss or you can even use the normal garden soil with little of compost.
- After transplanting the stem cuttings in 2-3 months they will become transposable
- Don’t remove much of the soil because the plant will go in shock and all the leaves will fall down
- Latex (A kind of milky liquid come out of branch when the stem is cut off) – its highly poisonous and it may cause skin or eyes allergy so one need to be extra careful while handling the branch.
- Pruning is done once when all the leaves including the flowers fall off the plants.
- While pruning cut of all the branches leaving some 4-6 inches of stems of the mother plant.
- This will help the old plant to grow new branches in the summer heat. That will yield beautiful flowers in Christmas time.
- The cutoff branches can be used to make number of new plants as the steps are shown above and in the video too.