Poinsettias are the traditional Christmas flower that adorns many homes and businesses during the holiday season. They are available in a myriad of colors from traditional red to white and burgundy. We even glitter and paint our own decorator poinsettias in shades of blue, gold, purple and more.
So you have a poinsettia – now how do you care for it? Here are some 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 than70 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.
Although most people throw away poinsettia after the holiday, it is possible, although somewhat difficult, to make them flower again next year. If you want to give it a try, click here for some helpful tips.