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Winter temperatures are frequently low enough to cause cold injury to plants. Freezing conditions occur annually in north and central Florida, while below freezing is rare for south Florida. The average frost dates for the Venice/Sarasota/Port Charlotte area are Dec.28 – Feb.11.

Poinsettia Care

Follow these tips: Unwrap your poinsettia carefully and place in indirect light. Six hours of light daily is ideal. Southern windows with full sun exposure are NOT good places, because of temperature fluctuations. Poinsettias are tropical plants and prefer a temperature range of 65°F night and 75-80°F daytime temperatures.

Christmas Cactus

Holiday cactus are members of the Zygo-cactus family, and an epiphyte. These tropical cacti are found in many of the same environments as orchids. Christmas cactus, Schlumbergera bridgesii, is a winter-flowering plant native to Brazil.

Florida Turf Grass

Soil Conditions: Several turf grasses can grow in a wide range of soil conditions. Most Florida soil types include sand, clay, marl, or muck-type soils. Centipede grass grows best in acid soils. Bahiagrass is more tolerant of drought and grows better in sandy soil. St.