Poinsettia Plants
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Poinsettia

Anonymous added on December 23, 2010 | Answered

I have had a poinsettia for about a week. It is not receiving indirect sunlight, the room is not cold (average temperture 18 to 20 C), and it has not been over watered. Yet, all the green leaves are dropping off.

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Nikki
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Answered on December 23, 2010

Check the room for drafts. Poinsettias are very subceptible to cold air. Even if the overall room is the right temp, if a cold draft is hitting it, say when a door opens or from a drafty window, this can cause leaf drop.

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roedl
Answered on December 29, 2010

Poinsettia stay freshest in a cool room. It it get too hot the leaves will drop. Keep them in a room that is 60-65 degrees at night.-70-75 during day. Ideal location is south or west window with bright light, doesn't have to be direct. Keep away from drafts, window, doors or heating vents.

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