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26/06/2014 at 12:37

I bought a poinsettia last Christmas and it is only just losing its red leaves. I have never had one last past January let alone into summer. It has now started to grow green leaves.  What should I do now,  and can it possibly last till next December. Maybe its the new house it likes. 

26/06/2014 at 13:49

no idea what you should do but well done you for getting it this far with the red leaves.

26/06/2014 at 13:59

You can get it to turn red again for this Christmas but it is a bit of a chew on.

You have to convince the plant that the days are getting shorter by putting it in complete darkness for 14 hours each night from mid-September. 

After eight weeks bring it into the light, water well and keep warm, and the new leaves should turn red in the weeks before Christmas.

26/06/2014 at 17:32

is it possible to buy the seeds to grow a poinsettia for christmas

26/06/2014 at 23:02

So should I just keep it ticking over until September. 

27/06/2014 at 06:56
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