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Poinsettia Care

DO transport your poinsettia in the body of your car, NOT the trunk. Poinsettias should not be exposed to freezing temperatures for more then the short time it takes to reach your car. If a poinsettia is chilled below 50° F for any length of time, it may begin to drop leaves.

DO carefully remove the protective sleeve as soon as you reach your destination. The longer a poinsettia remains sleeved, the more the plant quality will deteriorate.

DO place your plant in bright, indirect, natural light for at least six hours per day. Poinsettias will also tolerate a few hours of direct sun. Too little light will cause bracts to fade.

DO provide room temperatures between 65 – 70° F. Poinsettias will last longer when daytime temperatures are no higher than 75° F and nighttime temperatures are no lower than 60° F.

DO allow poinsettias to become slightly dry (but not wilted) before watering thoroughly.

DON’T place plants near cold drafts or excessive heat. Avoid placing plants    near appliances, fireplaces or ventilating ducts.

DON’T overwater your plant or allow it to sit in standing water. Always remove a plant from any decorative container before watering and allow the water to drain completely.

DON’T fertilize your plant when it is in bloom.

Contrary to popular belief, poinsettias are NOT poisonous! Check out our ‘Facts & Tips’ page for more information.