If you need to pick up a quick hostess or holiday gift, you can’t
go wrong with a poinsettia! This stunning red-leafed plant is a true
Al’s grows over 50 varieties of
poinsettias, so if you’re looking for a color beyond traditional
red, you’re likely to find it at one of Al’s three
stores. With proper care, poinsettias can last well beyond the
holiday season. Below are some care tips to keep your poinsettia
looking beautiful throughout the season and beyond
Poinsettia Care Tips
- When you purchase your poinsettia, make sure it’s the last
stop of the day. Poinsettias like warm temperatures and can be
damaged if left in a cold car for several hours.
- If you had your poinsettia sleeved at the store, remove the sleeve
as soon as you get home.
- Choose a spot in your home that has bright, indirect light,
avoiding any drafts or heat sources. If your plant starts to drop a
lot of leaves, try moving it to a brighter location.
- Day temperatures should be between 65 and 75 degrees. Night
temperatures can be cooler, but shouldn’t get colder than 55
- Water your plant thoroughly after the surface of the soil dries
out – on average every 2-3 days depending on how warm your home
is. Over-watering is the most common reason for poinsettia
- Apply enough water so the pot is evenly moist and begins to drain
out of the bottom of the pot.
- Use fresh water only – no fertilizer is necessary at this
- If you’re using a pot cover or decorative container be sure
to drain out any excess water that has dripped through the pot.
Feeling adventurous? Learn how to get your poinsettia to
rebloom next year!