Asked by: Dimitar Batuecas
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th February, 2020

What do I do with my Christmas poinsettia?

Assuming you're cool with that, as soon as the poinsettia drops its green leaves, do this:
  1. Cut it back to 4 to 6 inches tall and move it to a slightly larger pot with good drainage.
  2. Keep the soil moist, but never soggy.
  3. Provide bright light.
  4. Feed weekly with liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half-strength.

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Also asked, how long do poinsettias last after Christmas?

4-6 weeks

Also, how do you save a poinsettia? Steps

  1. Place your poinsettia where it can get at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. As soon as you've made the decision to rescue your leftover poinsettia, relocate it to a well-lit spot inside your home.
  2. Water your plant thoroughly every few days.
  3. Prune dead foliage.
  4. Cut back stems that have begun to rot.

Thereof, when should I throw away my poinsettia?

With proper care, poinsettia bracts can be maintained until about March or even April. Once they begin to fall, cut the plant back, leaving about six buds, he says. For the first couple of weeks it will look like a stick. Water and fertilize it as before, and by May, it will start to leaf out again.

How do you care for a poinsettia plant indoors?

You should allow the soil to get dry between waterings. However, you want to avoid allowing the stem to shrivel up as this is a sign that it is dying. After a week or two has passed, move your poinsettia to an area with no sunlight for about 12-15 hours every night and keep the plant at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

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