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Poinsettias are traditional Christmas flowering plants.
- Bold and beautiful, the poinsettia plant (Euphorbia pulcherrima) has bright petals that contain small flowers of green and yellow at the center.
- Poinsettias come in a range of colors from white to orange but are most popular in their red variety.
- The poinsettia plant is native to Central America where it was used by the Aztecs for decorative and medicinal purposes.
- Today the poinsettia serves as a decorative element everywhere from beautiful churches to the porches of homes.
- In order to keep its bright and cheery appearance, the poinsettia must be given proper care.
- It needs a minimum of six hours of bright (but not direct) sunlight each day.
- Recommend placing it by a well-lit window, so that it can receive the proper amount of indirect sunlight.
- East-facing windows are best so that they can catch the morning’s glow and bask in the afternoon’s shade.
- Make sure that no part of your plant touches the windowpane, as this may harm the poinsettia.
- Poinsettia plants should be watered thoroughly, taking care not to drown them by ensuring adequate drainage is available.
- Likewise, avoid letting them sit in water-filled saucers, which can lead to root rot.
- Overwatering will kill the plant.
- Water once you notice the surface of the compost starting to dry out.
- Fertilizing poinsettia plants is never recommended while they’re still in bloom.
- Fertilize poinsettias only if keeping them after the holiday season.
- Apply fertilizer every two weeks or once monthly using a complete houseplant fertilizer.
- Provided the poinsettia plant is given the proper environmental conditions, it should begin to regrow within weeks.
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