How long does a poinsettia last?

Sunday · January 14, 2007 · 12:38 PM

At work I was given a poinsettia and it’s sitting on top of my desk (I suspect it was stolen from our lobby), and the plant looks very, very sad. I figure it’s one of those plants that isn’t meant to last long, but then I feel that way about pretty much any plant I own.

Several years ago I had a spider plant, until a friend took it (because the roots had outgrown the pot). Then a second spider plant was taken away when it started turning white (I thought it was cool, but evidently that’s not supposed to happen). So I’m waiting for someone to stop by and take the poinsettia.

I’m like an evil foster parent for plants.