Poinsettia Day is Tuesday, December 12th. It offers a day to celebrate this beautiful blooming plant. This plant also symbolizes all the special meaning of Christmas, which is why you see it so widely used in decorations in homes and offices and at events.
Poinsettias are also often given as gifts to loved ones, clients and colleagues, and other special people like teachers, service personnel, and mail carriers.
We have a collection of poinsettias that you are sure to enjoy for their beauty, size, freshness, and value.
This includes red poinsettias and white poinsettias. We also have special garden baskets that include poinsettia plants along with other green and blooming plants, which makes a spectacular gift.
Besides their beauty, one of the best things about poinsettia plants is that they are a hardy plant that can last all year long and bloom again for the next holiday if you take care of it with just a few steps.
From January through the springtime, you want to keep watering it so it never completely dries out. Other than that, the plant goes dormant and prefers a cooler space.
During this time, the stems should be cut back to about finger length to encourage its growth later in the year. In fact, you’ll see signs of growth like new stalks and leaves. Start fertilizing it with a complete fertilizer. This is also the time to let the poinsettia plant enjoy the outside in a partially shaded area.
As fall hits, the poinsettia plant will really begin to regrow and re-bloom around October. Put your plant in complete darkness at night to control the blooming phase.
Flower buds should start showing up in November to be ready to bloom in full in December and through the holidays.
While it does take a bit more attention than other plants, the poinsettia plant is worth it because it rewards you with another year of beautiful blooms. You should be able to keep it going throughout the years and even re-pot and separate it into more plants.