Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Common Name: Poinsettia
Origin: Central America
Available in 2 sizes:
Small: 4" grows up to measure overall approximately 10-12"H
Large: 6" grows up to measure overall approximately 16-18"H
Tending Tip: When the flowers start to age after the holidays, cut off the old blooming stems to encourage new growth; poinsettias will reliably bloom by the holidays if given 14 hours of nonstop nighttime darkness for two months, starting in early September; they will naturally start blooming with nights become long and dark, usually later in winter.
Fertilizing: Refrain from feeding poinsettias in the winter months; begin feeding them with a balanced fertilizer as directed starting in mid-spring and ending by early fall.
Uniform, bright indoor light yields the best growth
Keep the soil evenly moist but never wet; excellent pot drainage is a must
Maintain a temperature of 65-75°F during the day and avoid cold drafts
Best to keep away from furry friends and children