FlowerDeliveryExpress.com says follow these tips for the perfect poinsettia

Dec 11, 2013, 18:29 ET from FlowerDeliveryExpress.com

DETROIT, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FlowerDeliveryExpress.com, a leading online flower delivery company, says consumers needn't be concerned about the safety of poinsettias.  The poinsettia has been widely tested and is, in fact, non-toxic to both pets and people in all of its parts – flowers, leaves, and sap.

Poinsettias are a traditional Christmas gift and household decoration.  They bloom for quite some time, and can even be kept over the course of the year to rebloom the following Christmas season.  To choose the perfect poinsettia: look for a plant with small, tightly clustered buds at its center and a plant with bright foliage showing no signs of damage.

Poinsettias like lots of humidity and cooler temperatures at night, so accommodating those needs will keep your plant blooming longer.  You should also keep the plant away from drafts or heat sources.  Poinsettias should be kept between 60 and 70 degrees.

Check the soil daily and water only when dry to the touch.  Always water poinsettias enough to soak the water to the bottom of the pot and remove any excess water.  You don't want your poinsettia to be standing in water.

In order to have a well shaped poinsettia for the following year cut back the original stem of the poinsettia to 4 to 6 inches in height.  This cutting back is usually done in February or March.

FlowerDeliveryExpress.com has items available to accommodate every budget.  In addition to poinsettias and other holiday floral offerings, they also have a wide variety of items including cookies, chocolates and specialty gift baskets.  Be sure to order early for on time delivery.

About FlowerDeliveryExpress.com 
FlowerDeliveryExpress.com is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.  The company has also been voted "Best Florist" over a dozen times.  FlowerDeliveryExpress.com delivers from their own brick and mortar flower shops with their own delivery fleet, and through FedEx and UPS from coast to coast.  Deliveries are also made via a computerized sending network of affiliated shops.  They provide delivery throughout most of the United States, Canada, and over eighty countries around the world.

Wesley Berry is the CEO of FlowerDeliveryExpress.com, a multi-million dollar online floral delivery operation.  He also owns Wesley Berry Flowers, a Detroit-based brick and mortar florist established in 1946.

Shoppers can conveniently make floral purchases by phone at 888.851.2881 and online at www.FlowerDeliveryExpress.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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