The plants arrived from California as rooted cuttings in late summer and the horticulture students spent several months caring for the plants until they were in full bloom. Orange Spice is like other poinsettias in regard to water, light requirements and duration of life, lasting about four to six weeks. The orange variety tends to be slightly smaller.
Haldor Howard, an assistant professor of horticulture, said the plants have definitely been popular with Cowboys fans.
“It just makes sense for the OSU community to pay attention to this cultivar. Maybe it will become a new tradition for the OSU community,” he said.