Poinsettia Plants
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Can U Plant Poinsettias Outside In PA In December???

Zone Easton PA 18042 | Reetaroni4 added on December 13, 2019 | Answered

I have Poinsettias I want to plant outside in a ceramic pot on my front porch. I live in a Easton PA so it’s gets cold. Will the Poisettas make it outside in the ceramic planter with soil by being watered and given plant food 1 to 2 times a month????

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on December 19, 2019

No. They will die right away. Poinsettias are native to Mexico and Guatemala.
Only those who live in USDA hardiness zones 10-12 can plant their poinsettias outdoors. You live in zone 6b, where winter temperatures are often below freezing.

Here is information on how to care for them indoors:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/poinsettia-care-how-do-you-take-care-of-poinsettias.htm

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