Happy National Poinsettia Day to you! Your card’s in the mail…
First up – choose a good looking specimen! That means nice dark green leaves throughout, no yellowing or wilting leaves. Turn the plant around to see that it’s full all the way around. Once you make your choice, make sure it’s wrapped well before taking it outside. Poinsettias don’t like real cold temps, after all, they’re a native of Mexico.
Once home, unwrap your Poinsettia and make sure there are drain holes in the foil it’s in. It’s important not to let water sit at the plants roots, they’ll rot. Place your poinsettia on a tray of some sort.
Poinsettia ‘Ice Punch’
Place your poinsettia in indirect light. (They need about 6 hours worth). Out of cold or warm drafts. Water when the top is dry to your second knuckle and water till it drains out of the bottom, then empty the saucer/tray.