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Poinsettia Care

Upon Arrival, DO
– Do unpack your plants as soon as they arrive
– Do place your plants in indirect sunlight for at least 6 hours per day.
– Do provide room temperatures between 10°-20°C.
– Do water your plants thoroughly when the soil feels dry to the touch.
– Do use a large roomy shopping bag to protect your plants when transporting them.
– Do fertilize your plants after the blooming season with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer.

Upon Arrival, DON’T
– Don’t store the poinsettias in the boxes or in a dark place.
– Don’t store or ship poinsettias with bananas or other ethylene-producing fruits or vegetables.
– Don’t place plants near cold drafts or excessive heat.
– Don’t expose the poinsettias to temperatures below 10 °C.
– Don’t allow plants to sit in standing water.
– Don’t expose your plants to chilling winds when transporting.
– Don’t fertilize your plants when they are in bloom.

After the Holidays
With proper care, your poinsettia can last long past the holiday season.

By early April, when the coloured bracts begin to turn or fall, cut the plant back leaving 4 to 6 buds.  Keep the plant near a sunny window, water and fertilize regularly, and by the end of May, you should see vigorous new growth. Cut your plants back again around July 1st and again by September 1st to promote compact, full growth. Continue to nurture your plant as autumn nears.

The Poinsettia begins to set buds and produce flowers as the nights become longer. Beginning October 1st, keep the plant in complete darkness for 14 continuous hours each night by moving plants into a dark room or placing a large box over them. During the day, allow 6 to 8 hours of bright sunlight. Continue this for 8 to 10 week, and your plant will develop a colourful display of holiday blooms.

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