Poinsettia Care

It just wouldn't be Christmas without a poinsettia sprinkling a little festive joy in our homes. These stunning houseplants, with dark green leaves and bright red bracts have become a firm festive favourite.

Here are some top tips on how to care for your poinsettia:

  1. Ensure it is well protected on the journey home. Don't leave it in the car for long if it is very cold outside.
  2. Once home, keep it in a bright, draught-free spot. Keep away from open doors, windows and fireplaces.
  3. Be careful not to over water. So water sparingly, usually when the surface of the compost has started to dry out. Try to use tepid water.
  4. If your poinsettia is looking a little worse for wear, remove any dead leaves & monitor the watering. Grey mould can be a problem which can result from over watering.

So don't be put off, its easy when you know how!