Poinsettia Red Plant
Plant special features
|Requires both sunshine and dark nights to bloom. They need abundant of sunlight to bloom. Should be exposed to bright light for at least 6 hours a day but not direct sunlight.
|Moderate watering required. They will drop their leaves if they are exposed to sudden change in temperature. They also lose leaves in response to extreme need of water. Water moderately and do not over-water especially when the pot does not have drainage hole. Water only when the top soil (1-2 inches) is totally dry.
|Grow well in fertile soil rich in organic content. They like medium moist soil.
|The nutrients your plant came with should last around six months, so it is around that time period that we suggest to pay attention to all the growth changes and have fertilizer ready to go. After that six months of fertilization, all of your plants nutrients are a responsibility for you to undertake as the new plant parent. Feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month during the active growth period.
|Repot the plant about every other year at the end of summer. At the time of repotting pick a pot that is at least 1-2 inches bigger than your previous pot. Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.
Dos and Don’ts:
Under watering may cause wilt or kill the plant. If the soil is wet allow the poinsettia to dry out before watering again. Water less frequently after bloom as leaves drops. Water once a week after blooming season.
Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
Insect/pest attack – Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil, as a primary treatment.
Styling and décor tips:
Best as potted plant near a north facing window (i.e. an area of bright diffused light).
Best locations for placing this plant would be steamy and reasonably bright area such as kitchen or Bathroom. A low-lit office or bedroom will also suit fine as long as its humidity need is met.
Looks quite appealing on white pots/ planters, on a tall corner stand in the living room.