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Q.Left Over Poinsettia

Zone 75119 | Anonymous added on December 22, 2021 | Answered

I received a poinsettia for Xmas last year. I kept it alive until leaves fell off in may. Then i cut it back, and it grew back twice its size. However, the leaves are still green. Will they ever turn red? Thanks

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Answered on December 22, 2021

It won't turn red without special treatment. They need 12 hours of complete darkness at night for several weeks. This might mean covering it with a box or paper bag at night. But during the day it needs bright light. If you have a room that isn't used at night you can move it there for several weeks.

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