Caring for Poinsettia Plants

Keep Poinsettias looking great throughout the holiday season. Here’s how:

Protect plants from wind and cold on the way home from the store. They are highly sensitive to cold temps. Exposure below 50°F can cause them to wilt.

Poinsettias prefer indirect light. Six hours of light per day is ideal. Diffuse bright light with shades, shudders or sheer curtains.

Keep plants away from warm or cold drafts caused by opening doors or windows, air registers and radiators. This is perhaps the best thing you can do to prolong the life of your Poinsettias.

Check soil daily and water when dry. Water enough so the soil is moist but not soggy. If your Poinsettia has a decorative foil or plastic wrapper around it, punch holes or cut out a circle in the bottom so water can drain out. Place a saucer beneath the pot to catch water and discard the excess.

Happy Holidays from Sundown Gardens.

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