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Cal Poly poinsettias ready for sale — here’s how to get one

Cal Poly’s annual poinsettia sale starts Friday and runs through mid-December at the university Plant Shop.

This year, more than 2,000 plants in more than 30 varieties will be available, Cal Poly said. That includes classic red and white poinsettias as well as speckled, pink and orange varieties. Additionally, student-made wreaths, centerpieces, succulents, ornaments and gifts are available.

Prices for the plants range from $5 to $55, the university said. Poinsettias can be small enough to fit in a 4-inch flowerpot or large enough to reach a height of four feet.

The plants get their start in the spring, when students begin growing them through the university’s Poinsettia Agriculture Enterprise Project, Cal Poly said. Six students majoring in agricultural and environmental plant sciences are overseeing the project: Jonathan Briggs, Allana Childs, Jacob Mattlin, Gage Willey, Killian Vendler and Cody Martinez.

Horticulture unit manager Christopher Wassenberg is supervising the project.

The plant shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The shop is on campus off of Via Carta Road past Baggett Stadium.

For more information, call the Cal Poly Plant Shop at 805-756-1106 or visit www.polyplantshop.com.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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