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Q.Why Are My New Poinsettia Leaves Starting To Wilt?

Zone 85395 | Curious added on April 18, 2024 | Answered

This is my poinsettia from last Christmas. It has dropped all of it’s leaves and bracts from Christmas and has started to bud along the stems. However it seems that the oldest and biggest budding leaves have started to wilt. I have been watering once a week for approximately 3 months now. It’s on the dining table where it has been since December. It gets indirect light and only the tiniest bit of sunlight through the blinds in the morning. Room temp remains constant between 65 and 75 degrees.

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Answered on April 18, 2024

These are somewhat heavy feeders, and need to experience a dormancy to remain healthy. In order to care for them indoors, you will need to replicate its natural environment. This can be a bit tricky.

This article will give you more information on their care:


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