Poinsettias

Poinsettias

Poinsettias

Live'n up the inside of your home this winter with a traditional poinsettia. We have many colors and sizes to choose from. (4", single, double, triple and quad). 

Did you know that, with proper care, you can extend your poinsettia to last through the majority of winter? Watering is the most important aspect of poinsettia care, as they are prone to root rot.  Only water them when the soil is dry one inch down.  You can test this by sticking your finger in the soil. Overwatering can cause your poinsettia to wilt, which sometimes can be mistaken for wilt due to lack of water.  Do not let it sit in water, so if you have it on a saucer make sure than you empty any excess moisture after watering it.  

 

Keep your poinsettia in a moderate temperature area (60-70°F). Place it where it will be protected from doors to the outside, drafty windows, or heat sources. Providing enough light to your poinsettia will also help extend its life.  Fertilize the plant once a month with a general houseplant fertilizer, such as Miracle Gro® , to keep foliage healthy when the plant is not in bloom.

 

Poinsettias can be re-bloomed for the following Christmas, but this is a very labor intensive process.  The easiest way to ensure you have colorful poinsettias is purchasing new ones that are grown under perfect conditions.  This allows you to focus your efforts on spring, summer and fall plantings.