Tip of the Week
Poinsettia care after the holidays
After the holidays are over, you can still continue to enjoy your beautiful poinsettia plants. Here are some poinsettia survival tips:
- Continue to grow your poinsettia indoors in a sunny spot away from drafts and heaters.
- Keep the soil slightly moist but DO NOT over water. This is one of the leading causes of death for these plants.
- Fertilize with a balanced house plant fertilizer according to label directions.
- After the colorful bracts have aged and faded (usually by March or early April), cut the plant back to about 6" to 8".Continue to grow, water sparingly as before and fertilize as before.