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Taking Care of Holiday Plants: Poinsettias and Christmas Trees

During the holiday season people use specific plants to decorate their houses, including poinsettias, holly, and Christmas trees. When using these as decorations, it's also important to make sure you know how to take care of them and keep them healthy through the holidays. Andrew Holsinger, Horticulture Educator at the University of Illinois Extension said to keep poinsettias, you must keep them to a climate they are better suited for such as moderate room temperatures, especially when they're being transported.

Holsinger also talked about taking care of Christmas trees. He said, it's important to make sure the tree is watered, otherwise it could dry out, become frail, and possibly even start house fires.

Holsinger appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.

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