Top Questions About Poinsettia Plants

Click on links below to jump to that question.

Questions About Poinsettia Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 13, 2019

Q. poinsettia help?

I am trying to bring back my plant from last Christmas. I am enclosing a picture to show how the plant looks.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
November 14, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

It should have green leaves on it. Once the colored bracts fall in winter and regrow green, the plant can be moved outdoors after the threat of frost has passed. Then in fall brought in and with decreased water and nighttime total darkness, the bracts should develop color.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/how-to-make-poinsettia-turn-red-make-a-poinsettia-rebloom.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!
Asked by
Anonymous on
November 21, 2019

Q. Poinsettias

How to care for poinsettias?

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
November 21, 2019
Certified Expert
Asked by
Reetaroni4 on
December 14, 2019
Easton PA 18042

Q. Can U Plant Poinsettias Outside In PA In December???

I have Poinsettias I want to plant outside in a ceramic pot on my front porch. I live in a Easton PA so it’s gets cold. Will the Poisettas make it outside in the ceramic planter with soil by being watered and given plant food 1 to 2 times a month????

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
December 19, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

No. They will die right away. Poinsettias are native to Mexico and Guatemala.
Only those who live in USDA hardiness zones 10-12 can plant their poinsettias outdoors. You live in zone 6b, where winter temperatures are often below freezing.

Here is information on how to care for them indoors:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/poinsettia-care-how-do-you-take-care-of-poinsettias.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
January 2, 2020

Q. how to take care of an 8 foot poinsettia?

I have a poinsettia that is over 8 feet tall. It has groups of leaves and then a branch and another group of leaves. I have it hooked to my living room drapes, and it keeps growing. How do I keep it from losing its leaves or from stressing out?

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
January 3, 2020
Certified Expert
A.

It may be prettier trimmed back some, and then pinching tips to make it bushy. It needs specific watering, humidity and temperature to avoid stressing it. Here is more:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/poinsettia-care-how-do-you-take-care-of-poinsettias.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
January 16, 2020

Q. Can the Christmas poinsettia be transplanted outdoors in Las Vegas?

I thought I saw an article about this on your site, but I can’t find it now.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
January 17, 2020
Certified Expert
A.

The answer is no, not permanently in the ground because they are cold sensitive below 50 F. In a pot you can move it outdoors in fair weather and bring it in for the cold season.

Here is the article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poinsettia/poinsettia-cold-tolerance.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
1 12 13 14
Learn

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog
The website that started it all!
Main Website

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More