Poinsettia Care: New Shipment of Poinsettia at SJN

November 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Answers and Tips, Gift Items, Holidays, Plants

New Shipment of Poinsettias at SJN!

Taking Care of your Poinsettia

With proper care your poinsettia will last through the holiday season to retain its bracts well into the new year. Pay close attention to the following care tips:

  • Place in a room where there is sufficient natural light to read fine print but not where the sun will shine directly on the plant.
  • Avoid hot or cold drafts or excess heat from appliances, radiators or ventilation ducts.
  • Place the plant high enough to be away from traffic, and out of reach of unmonitored children and animals.
  • Set the plant in or on a water-proof container to protect your furnishings.
  • Water the plant thoroughly when the soil surface is dry to the touch. Remember to discard excess water from the saucer.
  • To prolong the bright color of the bracts, temperature should not exceed 72 degrees during the day or 60 degrees at night.

 

Re-flowering your Poinsettia

December: Full bloom. Water as needed.

February: Color fades. Keep near sunny window and fertilize when new growth appears. Cut stems back to about 8 inches.

June 1st: Re-pot if necessary. Fertilize according to directions. Continue to water when dry to touch. Move outside if temperatures do not fall below 50 degrees. Place in light shade.

Late August: Take inside. Cut stems back, leaving 3 to 4 leaves per shoot. Sunny window. Water and fertilize as needed.

September 20th til December 1st: Keep in light only from 8 am to 5 pm. Put in dark (NO LIGHTS) 5 pm to 8 am.

TIP: Remember the key to success is to follow he strict light/dark instructions very carefully.

Now thats ‘advice you can grow with’!