Register with us or sign in
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.
no idea what you should do but well done you for getting it this far with the red leaves.
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.
is it possible to buy the seeds to grow a poinsettia for christmas
So should I just keep it ticking over until September.
Lots of info here http://rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=146