Poinsettia Care

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Poinsettia Care

Choose from the traditional red, or compliment your decor with pink, white, or multicoloured varieties. Poinsettias are easy to care when you know how to properly care for them!

 

 

 

Light

• Bright indirect light. Do not place in direct sun. 

• Requires at least 6 hours of indirect sunlight a day.

 

Water

• Water when the top ½” soil feels dry to the touch

• Make sure that water does not collect in the bottom of decorative containers or pot covers. Poinsettias cannot sit in water

 

Fertilizer

• • Use a Cactus fertilizer during the spring and summer. Nevermore than twice a season

• Never use during November through to end of February

 

Growing Tips

• Poinsettias do best in room temperature (18-20C)

• Avoid both cold drafts from doorways and windows and warm drafts from air registers

• Poinsettias are cold-sensitive and can not be exposed to temperatures below 50F

• Make sure that you wrap it well to transport from the greenhouse to your home