I have been babying this goofy Poinsettia for several months now. It was at Mom's house, and had been knocked off the table, breaking branches, and just not having a real good time, plant wise. She offered it to me, and I took it.
Whereupon it tried mightily to die on me.
Lost almost all its leaves, and was just on the verge of being trash canned. I gave it extra water, and fertilized it, kept it near a sunny window, and then I saw tiny little leaves forming. So I let it grow. Well, it's St. Patrick's day, and it decided it wanted to show off, I guess.
So, here's a wee bit o' Blarney from Me to You. Even if it is red.
(Think it'll grow shamrocks in time for Christmas?)