How Do I Plant a Poinsettia?

The best time to plant your Poinsettia is during spring and summer. But if you’ve bought your plant around wintertime, you can keep it watered until spring comes. Here is a quick breakdown of how you can plant it.

  • Repot your Poinsettia early in summer — use a pot that’s only a fraction larger than the one it came in. Be sure to use a rich potting mix with plenty of organic matter.
  • Give the plant plenty of sun by placing it close to a window with bright, indirect sunlight. Keep the plant within temperatures of 65-75  degrees F and don’t allow it to experience any sudden temperature changes.
  • Constantly water your Poinsettia well and keep it watered throughout the growing season. To determine if it needs watering, touch the soil’s top inch — if it feels dry, it’s time to water.
  • Feed your Poinsettia with a liquid fertilizer every month. Use a compound of 12-12-12 or 20-20-20, as these will provide you with the best results. Once the fall season comes, stop feeding your plant to allow them to flower.

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