Poinsettia

I42512
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The poinsettia is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family. Indigenous to Central America, it was described as a new species in 1834. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays

It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays.

Approx height: 30cm.

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Botanical Name Euphorbia pulcherrima
Common Name Poinsettia
Plant Type Perennial shrub
Mature Size Two feet
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Type Loamy
Soil pH 5.5 to 6.5
Bloom Time Winter
Flower Color Yellow
Hardiness Zones 10, 11, and 12
Native Area Tropical forests of Mexico

Light

Place the poinsettia near a sunny window. South-, east- or west-facing windows are preferable to a north-facing window. Poinsettias are tropicals and will appreciate as much direct sunlight as you can provide.

Soil

A loose, well-draining peat-based potting soil is best for your poinsettia.

Water

Water the plant whenever the surface feels dry to the touch. Water until it drains out the bottom, but do not let the plant sit in water. Wilting is a common cause of leaf drop. A wilted plant can be revived and salvaged, but it will take another season to improve its appearance.

Temperature and Humidity

To keep the poinsettia in bloom as long as possible, maintain a temperature of 65 to 75 F during the day. Dropping the temperature to about 60 F at night will not hurt the plant. However, cold drafts, allowing the leaves to touch a cold window, or more importantly, lack of decent light, can injure the leaves and cause premature leaf drop. If you've ever seen a leggy poinsettia in bloom, with only a couple of sad looking leaves hanging on, it was probably exposed to temperatures that were too cool or to extreme shifts in temperature.

Lack of humidity during dry seasons, in particular, winter, is an ongoing houseplant problem. If your home tends to be dry and your poinsettia is in direct light, you will find yourself watering more frequently, but never water every day.

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