Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Poinsettias will reflower

With Christmas season coming, it would be appropriate to remind ourselves that with proper care our poinsettias will last all year and will reflower. They must be pruned to promote new growth and it is picky on light and temperature, but not overly burdensome to maintain their requirements. Poinsettias can be repotted and then sunk in the ground outdoors in late spring or early summer. Shade is best. Be sure to put in quarter turns on the pot every week to keep the roots from taking hold in the ground. When the weather begins to turn, bring the poinsettias back indoors. Once back indoors, the plant must get enough darkness to reflower. It is suggested that it have over 12 hours a day of complete darkness - 15 to be safe.


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