The poinsettia is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family. The species is indigenous to Mexico. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays.
The species is a tall, rangy shrub that grows to a height of 10 ft. It has large, dark green, oval leaves that are "toothed" on the sides and pointed at the tips. They emerge from smooth green erect stems. Flowers are borne at the stem tips in winter.The actual flowers are quite small (they are the yellow structures at the center of the brilliantly colored bracts) The bracts are actually modified leaves - in the species there usually are 8 to 10 bracts that are 4-7 in long.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height
3 to 10 feet
Yellow flowers with maroon bracts
Easy to grow
Planting and care
You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
The vining plant is prone to spider mites, which can be combated with horticultural oil or neem oil.
It can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area. Arabian is a small bush with evergreen leaves. There are many other varieties of the plant, of which are best suited for sub-tropical climates. Learning how to grow will add a striking visual and olfactory touch to the garden.
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Apply any organic fertilizer
Poinsettia special feature
Grown primarily as a pot plant, poinsettias are a big industry representing about 85% of potted plant Christmas season sales. The USA exports poinsettia plants about 90% of the world.
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area
Frequently Asked Questions
How to maintain Poinsettia plants?
Light: Poinsettias need a indirect bright light.
Waterless (about once a week) when the top layer of the soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch ,after the blooms and leaves drop or shrivel. The plant needs this rest period after its blooming season.
Cut back the stems to half their size in March or April. When new growth begins to appear, it's safe to resume a more normal watering and feeding schedule. Use regular houseplant food, and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Move the plant outdoors when the outside nighttime temperatures rise above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Provide light but avoid placing it in direct sunlight.
Plant the poinsettia in the ground, or leave it in the pot if you wish. Repotting may be necessary at the end of summer after the plant has grown. If the poinsettia is planted in the ground, you can expect a shrub-like plant during the summer.
Pinch back new growth in June, July or August to promote a bushier plant.
Where to keep Poinsettia plants?
Keep your plant at such a location where it will get a natural bright indirect light each day.
When to plant Poinsettia seeds?
You can plant Poinsettia seeds in the winter season.
Why is my Poinsettia losing leaves?
Over-watering will cause the lower leaves to turn yellow and drop. Plants that are allowed to get too dry will wilt and also drop leaves.
Do Poinsettia plants need a lot of water?
No Poinsettia doesn't need a lot of water. water when the upper layer of the soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot.
When to plant Poinsettia?
You can plant Poinsettia in the winter season.
Do Poinsettia plants attract termites?
No, Poinsettia plants don't attract termites.
When to plant Poinsettia from cuttings?
Propagate Poinsettia cuttings in summer after the plant begins to produce new shoots at the base.
Why is my Poinsettia plant dropping leaves?
It may be due to Insufficient light, less watering, and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is in natural indirect light, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.
When to water Poinsettia plant?
Water it in the morning or evening when the upper layer of the soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
Poinsettia where to plant outdoors?
Plant Poinsettia indoor where it will get indirect bright light.
Do Poinsettias need sunlight?
Yes, Poinsettia needs indirect bright light.
When to trim Poinsettia plant?
Prune off the old stems in late winter or early spring by cutting them back to 4 to 6 inches in height and leaving one to three leaves on each stem. This forces new growth to appear at the leaf axis and paves the way for a full-plant that can support many blooms.
How often should Poinsettia plants be watered?
You should water your poinsettias whenever the soil (1-2 inches)feels dry to the touch, about once per week.
How long do Poinsettia plants last?
You can keep their Poinsettias for one or two years.
Are Poinsettia plants?
Yes, Poinsettias are plants.
How do Poinsettia plants turn red?
It is actually the plant's leaves that provide its color through a process called photoperiodism. This process, in response to certain amounts of light or lack thereof, turns the leaves from green to red.
How to plant Poinsettia outside?
Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor or indoor in natural indirect bright light. Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
Monday, 20 January 2020
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Monday, 25 November 2019
Plant is in good health.. I m really happy with this little one.