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They can last through February!

  • Keep poinsettias away from warm or cold drafts from radiators, air registers or open doors and windows.
  • Ideally poinsettias require daytime temperatures of 60 to 70°F and night time temperatures around 55°F. High temperatures will shorten the plant’s life. Move the plant to a cooler room at night, if possible.
  • Check the soil daily. Be sure to punch holes in foil so water can drain into a saucer. Water when soil is dry. Allow water to drain into the saucer and discard excess water.
  • Fertilize the poinsettia if you keep it past the holiday season. Apply a houseplant fertilizer once a month.

Late Winter – Early Spring

  • Cut back each of the old flowering stems to 4 to 6 inches in height. Do this in February or early March. This will promote new growth.

Print out this tip sheet calendar “Poinsettia Reflowering Sheet” to keep as a reminder of the next steps in keeping your poinsettia and bringing your poinsettia back to flower for next December.

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