Poinsettias are grown in greenhouses across the state under specific climatic requirements. The plants must receive a balance of sunlight and darkness to produce quality plants for the holiday season. We visited the State Farmers Market in Raleigh, where Dew Farms Nursery set up a greenhouse for its variety of red, white, pink and even “jingle bell” poinsettias. To find out how a red-and-white-speckled jingle bell poinsettia is grown – and exactly what a Christmas cactus is – check out the clip below.
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Several informational events will take place across the state in the coming weeks with information for both growers and consumers: