Poinsettia Plants

PLANTING POINSETTAS


Anonymous added on January 13, 2018 | Answered

I AM WONDERING IF I CAN PLANT MY POINSETTA PLANT IN SAND... I HAVE FILLED IN SWIMMING POOL AND I DIG A LARGE HOLE THEN PUT IN REGULAR POTTING SOIL AND COVER THE PLANT WITH SOIL THEN SAND. WILL THIS WORK FOR POINSETTAS ? THANK YOU, DFWARNER6@GMAIL.COM


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on January 13, 2018

It is better to mix the soil with the sand before planting the poinsettias, rather than having layers of soil and pure sand. However, sand is a beneficial component to mix into soil for poinsettias, since they prefer well-drained soil. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/outdoor-poinsettia-plants.htm
http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/lawn_and_garden/poinsettias.shtml

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