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Poinsettia Care Tips

Poinsettia Care Tips

Poinsettias are the classic Christmas flower! They are perfect for decorating for the season, giving as gifts, using as a place setting, and more! Here are a few tips to keep your poinsettias looking merry and bright all season long.

The two big things to keep in mind for poinsettias is water and temperature

Water

    • Water only when the soil becomes dry to the touch. Too much water can cause leaf drop. Watering about once per week is all they need.
    • Do not leave the plant in standing water; always empty water from their saucer.

Temperature

    • Poinsettias are tropical - they like the warmth. Do not put them outside.
    • The ideal indoor temperature for poinsettias is 60-70 degrees.
    • Do not expose poinsettias to drafts or let them touch cold window panes.
    • Keep away from direct heat sources like fireplaces or heating vents, this can toast your poinsettias and cause them to drop leaves.