Christmas and poinsettias go together like Sonny and Cher, peanut butter and jelly, and Minnie and Mickey Mouse. The days of just red or white poinsettias are long gone and now there are poinsettias in every color from a blush orange/pink perfect for Thanksgiving to poinsettias mixed with splashes of pink, white and green. Contrary to popular belief, poinsettias are not poisonous.
Keep your poinsettias looking great throughout Christmas by following a few easy tips.
- Don’t leave the poinsettia in standing water.
- Water when soil becomes dry – too much or too little water can cause leaf drop.
- Indoor temperatures between 60-70 degrees is ideal for a long plant life.
- Keep away from direct heat sources and drafty areas.