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Monday, December 19, 2011


These plants are sold almost everywhere this time of year.  Typically, they are displayed in offices and houses until the red leaves drop off, and then they are thrown away.  I can never bring myself to throw away a perfectly good plant, so I keep them.  I have at least 2 from prior years sitting nearby.  They are pure green.  It takes a solid 12 hours of complete darkness for two months in order to induce them to get those red leaves, and I haven't tried it because I don't have the right schedule to take them out from under cover and into the sunlight each day.  Maybe when I retire, who knows?

The red leaves are not the flowers - the tiny yellow bits in the middle are!

F Number5.5
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length34.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 68.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/5
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

1 comment:

  1. My favorite are the hot pink poinsettias. Hardly the traditional red ones. But nifty nonetheless.


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