Can I store my poinsettias in the basement so that they can turn red? I don’t have a closet to place them in. I heard that they need 12 hours of darkness, well, I live in Cleveland, Ohio and now it’s dark from 7 pm till 8 am and then there’s still not a lot of bright light. Right now I have them sitting in my living room, which really does not receive a lot of light. They have grown very well. What can I do?
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As long as it is dark, a basement will work fine. If you have not already read our article on getting poinsettias to bloom, you may find it helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/how-to-make-poinsettia-turn-red-make-a-poinsettia-rebloom.htm