Poinsettia Plant (Red)
If you’re looking for the perfect indoor plant gift this Christmas, then why not consider a Poinsettia? This indoor houseplant is perfect for the seasoned plant-care pro and will provide plenty of opportunity to fine-tune your plant maintenance skills!
Plant Height: 40cm Pot Size: 12cm
How To Care For Poinsettia Plant (Red)
Only water your poinsettia if the surface of the compost is dry. Add some water sparingly in this case. If you’re wondering if it’s time to water, it’s always wise to use the “thumb trick”!
It’s definitely wise to place your poinsettia in a bright, draught-free spot that is out of direct sunlight. You will probably want a temperature of ideally 13-15ºC. Keep it away from windows, where temperatures can drop significantly at night. Maybe steer clear of radiators, doorways, and open fireplaces as well.
Increase humidity by spraying gently with water every few days. This will help keep the leaves and bracts in tip-top condition. Dust the leaves as and when you need to. You can do this by buying on elf our plant misters
If you want your poinsettia to flower the following year, it’s always wise to prune your poinsettia back in January and use a fertiliser that will encourage flowery growth! Miracle Grow All Purpose Drip & Feed would be our recommendation!
About Poinsettia Plant (Red)
The Poinsettia (Euphorbia Pulcherrima) is an arttractive indoor house plant with luscious dark green leaves and delicate red “bracts” that produce yellow flowers in the Winter months of December and January. Commonly used to decorate the home at Christmas, these indoor plants are native to Mexico
The Poinsettia Is Not Just a Christmas Present!
Poinsettias are commonly used to decorate the home at Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you should throw it away in early January. These indoor plants can sometimes be tricky to keep alive as the temperatures warm, leading to the red bracts fading and yellow flowers falling off.
However, with a little care and attention it’s possible to keep your poinsettia alive throughout the year and even encourage red bracts and flowers to form in time for the following Christmas. Although it’s certainly not an (Almost) unkillable houseplant, with the right houseplant accessories and a keen plan of action for your poinsettia, you can definitely keep on top of the plant care routine!
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.