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Q.Poinsettia leaves turning brown

Zone Tehran | Amertat Rad added on October 17, 2019 | Answered

I bought a poinsettia about a month ago, it was doing fine for a while but then the leaf tips started to turn brown. Please help

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Answered on October 17, 2019

Most commonly, this can be attributed to overwatering.

This will be very common when they come from a nursery since they change environments very quickly from there to someone's home. This is very stressful, and they will not use much water during this time of adjusting.

They will need to be allowed to dry out between waterings down to about 3 inches or so before watering again.

You may find that you will need to treat with a fungicide. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

This article will help you to care for Poinsettia indoors: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/poinsettia-care-after-christmas.htm

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