Posted: 25/11/2013 at 19:26
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!