How can I keep my poinsettal plants for as long as possible.
Hi Roses. I'm cheating really, having to confess that poinsettas are one of the few plants I'm not keen on . Sorry.
I have found this link for you though.
Hope this helps.
I am a great killer of poinsettias because I want to water and fuss them,my daughter on the other hand who has not a clue about plants has kept her poinsettia just by sheer neglect.They don't like a lot of water ,draughts and have to stay in the dark for the leaves to turn red ,so I am trying the neglect method.
Honestly -it not worth the effort to keep it going for another year-it a lot of faffing around with the amount of daylight-leave that to the professional growers and threat it as an annual treat to be discarded when finished
Thanks for all replies.
I think I will take the advice.
Keep trying then give up
Thanks for help to Jean R.
I tried and it is A good page.
I have had mine for 3 years and it is going from strength to strength. i had it planted in my garden last summer. It loved that as well then i brought it in for the winter. They are not all that bad plants really. But everyone has different opinions. I water mine every 4-5 days with a room temperature of anywhere from 18-22c.
Mine has been sat in a incredibly sunny windowsill since last christmas, watered when dry and repotted when is appeared to need it. Given it tomato feed every now & then. No special treatment at all, if anything rather neglected.3 of the 6 branches have been knocked off by the blind.
Mid november it started to grow red bracts. Looks like it will have coloured up properly intime for xmas.