Poinsettias

ALTHOUGH WE NO LONGER SELL POINSETTIEAS, WE ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SOME TIPS ON THEIR CARE.

Buying a healthy plant is the first step in having a beautiful, long lasting poinsettia.

Take your plant home in a warm car immediately after buying it.  Do not leave them in a cold car for a couple of hours while you shop.  Don’t leave your plant in the protective sleeve supplied for more than 48 hours.  The plant produces ethylene gas and if allowed to build up in the sleeve, the leaves and branches may drop.

Don’t keep your poinsettia on top of a TV or stereo where it will be subjected to too much heat, or in a doorway or cool windowsill where it will be repeatedly exposed to cold air from outside.  Many poinsettias die if kept in these locations.

The plants need a daytime temperature of 18 to 20 degrees Celsius and never lower than 15 degrees Celsius at night.  Light is not a big issue, but place it where it will receive moderate to good light.

Do not over water.  Over watering will cause root rot and the plant will drop its leave and die.  It is best to water from the bottom by standing the pot in a few inches of water in the sink every few days.

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