do you get a poinsettia to bloom?
get a poinsettia to reflower you have to keep it in total
darkness between 5 pm and 8 am. Start this around October 1st
and continue until color shows on the bracts; usually around
early to mid-December. Any little exposure to light can prevent
flowering. Covering the plant with a light-proof bag and placing
it in a closet might work. Night time temperatures above 70-75°F
can decay or prevent flowering.
can I make my poinsettia last during the holiday season?
the poinsettia in a sunny window.
not let any part of plant touch cold window panes.
temperatures from 60 to 70°F is ideal for long plant life.
temperatures will shorten the life of the colorful bracts.
only when the soil is dry.
your poinsettia in a cool room 55 to 60°F at night will
extend blooming time.
not fertilize when plant is in bloom.
temperature fluctuations and warm or cold drafts.
want to keep my poinsettia plants. When can I take them outside?
your poinsettia plant outdoors when all danger of frost has
passed. Place it in a sunny area but where it will get moderate
shade in the afternoon.
I fertilize my poinsettia if I am keeping it past the holiday
once a month with a water soluble houseplant fertilizer.
often should I water the poinsettia?
sure to remove foil covering drain holes before watering. Water
only when the soil is dry. Do not let the poinsettia wilt. Do
not let it sit with water in the saucer. Empty the saucer.