Top Questions About Poinsettia Plants

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Questions About Poinsettia Plants

Asked by
59chasaven77 on
March 15, 2019
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Q. I over watered my poinsettia after the wind blew it off my deck. I didn’t know to take foil off pot after watering. The roots

have been wet a long time. What should I do to salvage the plant?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
March 15, 2019
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Repot it using fresh potting mix. If you find roots that are soft or mushy, trim them off. Water the new soil so that it is damp, like a sponge that has been wrung out. The following articles discusses care of this plant and how to get it to rebloom. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/poinsettia-care-how-do-you-take-care-of-poinsettias.htm

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Asked by
missbkelly on
April 4, 2019
Oxford, UK
Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 5, 2019
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I would not recommend a cactus soil mix.
This article will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/transplanting-poinsettia-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 18, 2019

Q. get poinsettia to change color

Thanks to you, my poinsettia is growing well. How do I get it to change color in time for Christmas? When do I start?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 18, 2019
Certified Expert
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This is controlled by, both, genetics, and hours of light. These must be exposed to at least 12 hours of darkness to produce floral clusters, and color change. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/poinsettia-care-how-do-you-take-care-of-poinsettias.htm

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Asked by
carol.rosario4367 on
September 19, 2019
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Q. how to keep my poinsettia growing all year?

How to prepare pointsettia for dormant period?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
September 19, 2019
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We have several articles that should be helpful.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/how-to-make-poinsettia-turn-red-make-a-poinsettia-rebloom.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../poinsettia/poinsettia-care-how-do- you-take-care-of-poinsettias.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 13, 2019

Q. I pruned my healthy Poinsettia in September. I have given light and dark conditions but it now looks dead. Should I persevere? Do

you think it will revive? The plant was superb over Christmas and for months after. I followed internet advice and pruned it back to 6 inches at the end of September. Is it still lying dormant.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
October 15, 2019
Certified Expert
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It shouldn't ever look dead because you are continuing care but giving it 12 to 14 hours of darkness each evening by moving it to a closet or covering it with a box. Each morning it returns to its sunny window. Continue this till about Thanksgiving.
If it truly looks dead, leaves crispy, I think it is a lost cause. Have you been watering and fertilizing?

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/poinsettia-care-after-christmas.htm

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