Caring for your Holiday Poinsettias

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 03:55 PM.

Water – water the plant whenever the surface feels dry to the touch.  Water until it drains out the bottom, but don’t let the plant sit in water.  Wilting is another common cause of leaf drop.  A wilted plant can be revived and salvaged, but it will take another season to improve its appearance.

Humidity – Lack of humidity during dry season, in particular winter, is an ongoing house plant problem.  If your home tends to be dry and your poinsettia is indirect light, you will find yourself watering frequently, possibly every day.

For more information on Poinsettias contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit our website:



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