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08/01/2013 at 05:35

How can I keep my poinsettal plants for as long as possible.

Any advice?

08/01/2013 at 08:36

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.

http://www.wikihow.com/Keep-Poinsettias-Growing-To-Next-Christmas

Hope this helps.

08/01/2013 at 13:43

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.

08/01/2013 at 13:49

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

08/01/2013 at 21:45

Thanks for all replies.

I think I will take the advice.

Keep trying then  give up

08/01/2013 at 21:54

Thanks for help  to Jean R.

I tried and it is A good page.

10/12/2015 at 21:19

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. 

12/12/2015 at 15:24

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.

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