Information About Poinsettia

One of the most commonly asked questions we get is, “How do you take care of poinsettias?” The secret to keeping poinsettia plants healthy and happy is knowing what continued care they need long after the holidays end. With proper care, poinsettias can last longer than the traditional holiday season, and the information found in this section will help with that.

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How To Keep Poinsettias Alive Year After Year

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Learn how to keep your holiday poinsettia alive and blooming, year after year.

I Left My Poinsettia Outside – How To Fix Poinsettia Cold Damage

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A frozen poinsettia is a big disappointment. Depending on how long it was left outdoors, you may be able to save the plant. Find tips here.

Poinsettias And Christmas – History Of Poinsettias

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What’s the story behind poinsettias, those distinctive plants that pop up everywhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Poinsettias are traditional during the winter holidays, and their popularity continues to grow year by year. But why? Find out here.

Poinsettia Growing Zones – Information On Poinsettia Cold Tolerance

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Poinsettias are native to Mexico, or USDA zones 9 to 11. But what is the actual cold hardiness of poinsettias? You need to know what temperatures can damage or kill your plant if you are using it as a garden accent. This article can help with that.

Poinsettia Fertilizer Requirements: How And When To Fertilize Poinsettias

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

With proper care, poinsettias can retain their beauty for two to three months, and if you're dedicated, you can even get poinsettias to rebloom the following year. Let's learn about a very important aspect of that care: fertilizing poinsettias.

Can Poinsettias Grow Outside – Caring For Outdoor Poinsettia Plants

By Teo Spengler

If you live in USDA plant hardiness zones 10 through 12, you can begin planting poinsettia outdoors. Just be sure that temperatures in your area don?t drop below 45 degrees F. (7 C.). For more information about poinsettia plants outdoors, click here.

Propagating Poinsettias: Learn About Poinsettia Plant Propagation

By Teo Spengler

You can grow replacement plants by propagating poinsettias. Poinsettia plant propagation can provide your home with a continuous supply of lovely holiday favorites. Click this article to learn about poinsettia propagation methods.

Toxicity Of Poinsettias: Are Poinsettia Plants Poisonous

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Are poinsettia plants poisonous? If so, exactly what part of poinsettia is poisonous? It's time to separate fact from fiction and get the scoop on this popular holiday plant. You'll find more information in this article. Click here.

Poinsettia Seed Pods: How And When To Plant Poinsettia Seeds

By Liz Baessler

Growing poinsettia from seeds is not a gardening adventure most people even consider. Poinsettias are plants just like any other, though, and they can be grown from seed. Learn about collecting poinsettia seeds and growing them in this article.

Transplanting Poinsettia Plants: Can You Transplant Poinsettias Outside

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Transplanting poinsettia plants will ensure they get plenty of root room as they grow and a new source of nutrition. The secret to healthy plants is knowing how to transplant poinsettias and what continued care they need. Learn more in this article.

Poinsettia Getting Yellow Leaves – Reasons For Poinsettia Leaves Turning Yellow

By Liz Baessler

Poinsettias can be stunning when they're healthy, but a poinsettia with yellow leaves is both unhealthy and unfestive. Learn what might lead to a poinsettia getting yellow leaves and how to treat yellow leaves on poinsettia plants in this article.

Watering Poinsettia Plants: How Do You Water A Poinsettia Plant

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Although these traditional beauties aren't difficult to maintain, watering poinsettia plants can be tricky. How much water do poinsettias need? How do you water a poinsettia plant? If you're wondering, click this article for answers.

Types Of Poinsettia Plants: Choosing Different Poinsettia Varieties

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There are more poinsettia plant varieties then just the classic red. Put pink, red, fuchsia, yellow, purple, and white on your mental paintbrush and then color, splatter and dot until you come up with all the possible combinations available. Learn more here.

Poinsettia Care Following Christmas: What To Do With Poinsettias After Holidays

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

So you've received a poinsettia plant over the holiday season, but what on earth are you to do with now that the holidays are over? Find tips on how to care for a poinsettia after Christmas in this article so you can enjoy your plant year round.

Shriveled Poinsettia Plant: Fixing Poinsettia With Shriveled Leaves

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Poinsettia plants echo the colors and spirit of the winter holiday season. In most cases, if leaves on poinsettia shriveled and fell off, the cause is cultural or environmental, but occasionally it can be serious. This article will explain more.

Poinsettia Stem Breakage: Tips On Fixing Or Rooting Broken Poinsettias

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The poinsettia is a symbol of holiday cheer, but what do you do for damaged poinsettias? You have a few choices for poinsettia stem breakage. Fix it, compost it or root it. This article explains more.

How To Make Poinsettia Turn Red – Make A Poinsettia Rebloom

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

The poinsettia life cycle may seem a bit complicated, but this short-day plant must satisfy certain growing requirements in order to bloom. Take a look at these requirements in this article.

Poinsettia Care – How Do You Take Care Of Poinsettias

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

How do you take care of poinsettias? Carefully. These finicky short-day plants require specific growing needs in order to retain their Christmas blooms. Find out more about their care in this article.

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