How to Care for Poinsettias and Add to Your Curb Appeal
If you received a poinsettia plant for the holidays, use it to add some curb appeal to your front porch or your flowerbed once the holidays are over. To make the most of your poinsettia plants, remember that they are tropical plants, so they require a little bit of attention to retain their beauty and if you plant them outside in the ground, to ensure they bloom again next winter.
- Light and Temperature: Poinsettia plants like bright but indirect sunlight and ample moisture; your poinsettia plants will survive longer in a semi-cool and humid environment. Sunlight is vital for their growth and to develop their colorful leaves.
- Water: Moisten the plants thoroughly each time the soil feels dry to your touch. The plants don’t thrive when liquid accumulates at the roots, though. To avoid this, make sure that the pot has slits or holes for drainage. If you plant them in the ground, be sure the water won't build up around the plant.
- Fertilizer: These plants require a well-balanced fertilizer until the plant attains its full color. Talk to your garden center expert about what works best with your local soil and follow the printed instructions.
- Temperature: Poinsettias prefer warmth that ranges between 65 and 80 degrees in the daytime and 60 to 65 degrees at night. Avoid exposing it to excessively hot or cold temperatures, heat-generating appliances, or the fireplace.
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