Plants & Quick Tip – Save or Toss? Poinsettia Plant

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My Christmas Poinsettia is still looking rather fine. The plant is large with several blooming flowers, or more correctly said, “Bracts.”

It’s time to decide whether I keep the plant and try to bring it back into bloom or toss it. Need I say, I have never heard of any home gardener who has managed to coax one of these beauties to rebloom? If a reader has ever had success with bringing a poinsettia back into flowering stage, please tell us how in the comment section, and I will add it to this post.

According to Bachman’s Garden Care here are some tips to keep your poinsettia in bloom as long as possible:

“Keep the plant in your sunniest window
Keep the soil barely moist/don’t allow it to become soggy
Feed with a good fertilizer every two weeks.”

If you decide to keep the plant, rather than tossing when the colorful bracts fall away from the plant, follow these tips:

“Cut plant back to 3 – 5 inches.
Repot in a slightly larger container.
Place outdoors in 6-8 hours of light daily.
Fertilize weekly.”

For information on how to bring your Poinsettia plant back into bloom visit Bachman’s Garden Care

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