Poinsettia Alert (August 2007)

 These poinsettia rooted cuttings were planted when the day temperature inside the greenhouse was going over 35C. The growing media did dry out once and the young leaves showed this type of damage. Subsequently Botrytis attacked those damaged areas. Growers must provide some misting and also apply shade on the greenhouse roof. These leaves would be removed at pinching.

pointsettia damage