Poinsettia (Red) - Plant
Common name: Poinsettia cyathophora
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 3.00 to 10.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
If you live in a place with mild winters - growing zone 7-8 or higher - you should be able to plant the poinsettia directly in the ground, where it will grow as a perennial and get larger with each passing year. If you re in a place where the temperature dips to freezing temperatures during the winter, you re better off keeping it in the pot as a houseplant.
Sunlight: Part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- At the beginning of spring, in March or April, cut the poinsettia back to about 8 inches.
- This will encourage it to begin a new growing cycle and get it ready for transplanting.
Keep it watered and fertilize it once a month or so until early summer, when it s time for transplanting.
Grown primarily as a pot plant, poinsettias are a big industry representing about 85% of potted plant Christmas season sales.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
Problems may include whitefly, mealybugs, red spider mites and scale. Root or stem rots can also occur if overwatered.
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