The poinsettia, or poinsettia, is auspicious and its fiery red color is symbolic of the holidays: it is precisely at this time that it reaches its peak bloom. This typically winter plant is quite delicate and suffers if not cared for well. How to care for it, then, once the holidays have passed? Curious?
Here’s how to best care for it between December and January
Let’s start right at the beginning, when the poinsettia is at its peak-December! Some practical tips to maintain its beauty for a long time. First of all, you should know that this plant should not be exposed to direct sunlight but remember that it needs light. Do not keep the poinsettia near heat sources, and also be careful not to let it get blasts of air. Water only the potting soil twice a week and prevent excess water from pooling in the saucer. If you notice yellow leaves, especially at the bottom, don’t worry your poinsettia is not suffering. It is normal for it to lose a few leaves keep watering it until the end of March, when only the colored parts will remain.
How to care for the poinsettia or poinsettia from March to April.
During these months, if you notice that your plant has lost all its green leaves, don’t be alarmed-it’s normal. Between March and April is the time to cut back all bare branches of the plant to a height of about 6 inches above the ground.
Maintenance in summer!
Between May and September, the poinsettia will need to be transplanted into a terracotta pot by adding some universal soil. Then place the plant outdoors and in a place that is half in the shade. From its bare branches will sprout buds and sprout new leaves. Remember to add a fertilizer for green plants to the liquid when you go to water it.
Making the poinsettia or poinsettia bloom again between October and November.
When the good season is, by then, over and the first cold weather arrives, bring the poinsettia back indoors. It will only need 8 hours of light a day for it to quickly turn red. Water it as usual and, for a while longer, use fertilizer but, this time, not for green plants but for indoor flowering ones!