Poinsettias are a traditional Christmas flowering plant often used to decorate homes and businesses during the holiday season. The plant is relatively easy to care for provided you follow these simple tips.

  1. When you bring your poinsettia into your home or office, carefully unwrap it and place it in a well-lit spot away from drafts and cold window frames.
  2. Poinsettias like a daytime room temperature of no more than 70 degrees and will hold their flowers longer if the temperatures are cooler.
  3. Keep poinsettias away from the heat of television sets, radiators and heating ducts.
  4. Water thoroughly when the soil is almost completely dry; and be sure to drain off any excess water.

By following the tips above, your poinsettia will add cheer to your home throughout the holiday season.