Poinsettia Care Tips: Jennifer Brennan, Chalet’s Horticultural Specialist, says, “the key to success with Poinsettias is bright light and consistent temperatures.”

  • Light: Place your Poinsettia near a sunny window where it will receive 6 hours bright light, but not be in direct sunlight all day (east-facing windows are best since that location provides morning sun and some afternoon shade).
  • Watering: Water only when the top ½” of potting mix is dry to the touch and then to water thoroughly, until water drains from the bottom of the pot. If it’s moist, wait. Avoid getting water on the brachts  (the colored leaves we refer to as flowers, which really aren’t).
  • Temperature: Poinsettias prefer an indoor temperature from 65-75°F during the day, and above 60°F at night. Try to avoid drastic changes in temperature, such as warm drafts from a heater and be sure to keep the leaves away from touching cold windows, or the leaves may drop or prematurely wilt.

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