US (TX): Poinsettia sale delayed by greenhouse malfunction

The annual Ector County Independent School District poinsettia sale will be held a little later this year because the original flowers died.

Horticulture teacher Christina Kile said the cooling system in the greenhouse gave out this summer.

“It got so hot we had to keep them in our potting room. We kept them in there too long and they ended up dying,” Kile said.

Poinsettias need to be kept at 73 degrees and are technically on the tropical side.

“They’re very delicate and it’s hard to grow them here, really,” Kile said.

Kile said she ended up having to buy 1,500 poinsettias, but 1,000 lived.

Read more at the Odessa American (Ruth Campbell)

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