Tropical Gardening: Snow on the Mountain for Christmas cheer

  • Photo courtesy of Voltaire Moise Snow on the Mountain is blooming profusely in West Hawaii now. This relative of the Poinsettia likes sunny areas with well drained soil.

Poinsettias are like Christmas budgets this time of year. Both are in the red. But what is that white flowering bush blooming freely now? Read on if you want to know. In the meantime, if you want to give inexpensive gifts with a personal flare, living plants that fit the personality of the recipient are ideal. However, be careful with your choices. There is a big difference between a succulent plant that might have romantic inferences and a spiny cactus that says something else! Poinsettias are blooming in some areas and not doing well in others.