How to Care For Poinsettias This Holiday Season

How to Care For Poinsettias This Holiday Season

Would you like to keep your poinsettias alive this holiday season?

Are you wondering how often you should be watering your poinsettias?

Poinsettias are one of those classic holiday plants, aren’t they? Today is Wednesday which means it is time for Beginner Gardening Wednesday. This is our series it which we provide gardening tips and tricks that will turn even the greenest thumb into a gardener. Today, we are focusing on keeping the classic holiday plant, the poinsettia alive.

Tips and tricks to keep your poinsettias alive

  • Location
    Place the poinsettia plant in your home where it will get a good amount of sunlight. Windows that south face will provide the optimal location. Make sure to keep some distant between the cold window and your plant.
  • Water
    Poinsettias need to be watered regularly. The best way to provide the right amount of water for your poinsettia is by installing an aeration tube in the pot. Aeration tubes are scientifically proven to increase the root growth by supplying the water, oxygen and nutrients your plant needs to become stronger, healthier and to thrive.

How to Get Poinsettias to Bloom Again

According to Better Homes and Gardens, you can get your poinsettia to bloom again. You can do that by following these steps,

  1. Continue to water the plant until about mid-spring.
  2. Next, let the plant dry out. This will include allowing the stems to shrivel.
  3. Keep the plant cool at the end of spring. Cut off any growth that is above a few inches from soil.
  4. Next, re-pot the plant and add soil.
  5. Don’t forget to install Rootstick aeration tubes to ensure proper watering.
  6. At this phase, make sure to water generously, and keep the plant warm and in a shady spot.
  7. During midsummer, pinch any new growth and move it to a sunny spot.
  8. When mid-autumn hits, place the plant in complete darkness between the hours of 5 pm and 8 am. Soon, you will see the plant starting to bud and re-flower.

Now you can enjoy your poinsettia all year round. What is your favorite holiday plant?

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