The Sensitive Art of Poinsettia Care
The beauty of poinsettias is in the eye of the beholder, but their sensitive nature is known to many. From their vibrant colors to delicate petals, these holiday plants require TLC like no other.
Time and Patience are Key
So how long does it take for a poinsettia to grow? Well, that depends on your level of patience. To produce those brightly colored leaves beloved during Christmas time, poinsettias need about 10 weeks in total darkness before they can be brought out into the light again.
Lighting and Temperature Tips
Once they’ve emerged from their prolonged hibernation period and have been re-introduced to daylight, be sure to keep them away from any unnecessary artificial lighting at night or else you’ll risk stunting their growth. In terms of temperature preferences – While poinsettias love warmth during the day (between 60-70°F), they prefer cooler temperatures between 55-60°F when it’s nighttime.
Careful Watering Techniques
Watering your Poinsettia plant requires care as well , as overwatering can cause root rot which could lead quickly spiral out of control.. The soil should feel damp but not soaked; let it dry slightly between waterings so that moisture doesn’t accumulate in its roots.
With some careful attention and nurturing care techniques, soon enough you’ll watch your Poinsetta plant bloom into full festive glory!