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.
- 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.
- Poinsettias like a daytime room temperature of no more than 70 degrees and will hold their flowers longer if the temperatures are cooler.
- Keep poinsettias away from the heat of television sets, radiators and heating ducts.
- 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.