Poinsettia Care

Do...
  • Place your poinsettia in indirect sunlight for a least 6 hours per day.
  • Provide room temperatures between 68°-70°F
  • Water your poinsettia thoroughly when soil feel dry to the touch
  • Use a large roomy shopping bag to protect your plant when transporting it
  • Fertilize your poinsettia after the blooming season with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer
Do Not...
  • Place them near cold drafts or excessive heat
  • Expose them to temperatures below 50°F
  • Allow them to sit in standing water
  • Expose them to chilling winds when transporting
  • Fertilize when it is in bloom
After the Holidays...

By early April, when the colored bracts begin to turn or fall off, cut the plant back leaving 4-6 buds. Keep the plant near a sunny window, water and fertilize regularly, and by the end of May you should see vigorous new growth. Continue to nurture your poinsettia as autumn nears

The poinsettia begins to set buds and produce flower as the nights become longer. Beginning October 1, keep the plant in complete darkness for 14 continuous hour each night by moving plants into a dark room or placing a large box over them. During the day, allow 6-8 hours of bright sunlight. Continue this for 8 to 10 weeks, and your plants will develop a colorful display of holiday blooms.