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I have been given a Pointsettia as a gift, however, I have never been able to keep them alive after Christmas is over. Has anyone got any hints or tips on how I can keep them alive?
Hope this is helpful http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/hello-forkers/147687-181.html
Just to let you know that for the first time in my life I have managed to keep
my Pointsettia from last Christmas. I've kept it on a sunny window ledge
all summer and have made sure it never dried out and then when the days
started getting shorter this autumn I've kept putting it in a spare bedroom where
it is completely dark until daylight dawns the following day,when I then transfer
it back to the sunny window ledge. I now have lots of tiny red bracts forming
on it, which is lovely. I think it may be a little late to be fully red by Christmas
this year, but at least it's still alive and showing signs of being a proper
Pointsettia again!! Hope this helps you......don't give up.....I've tried this
several times before, but have never been successful before.
p.s. I think I probably followed the thread Dove mentions above, but haven't
time to check at present! If so, I know I found it very helpful, so give it a go!
I understood that the biggest problem they encountered was the cold air from the GC or shop to home. Don't know about aftercare.