Many suspect that poinsettias are only for people with a green thumb. Surprisingly, however, they are quite easy to care for. If you follow a few tips, the poinsettia with a long flowering period will thank you. Gloriette varieties are very robust. They only need the right location and the right amount of water - they don't need much more to thrive.
Poinsettias like a bright location. He does not get too much sunshine and drafts. Tip: avoid the close proximity to fruit and vegetables, otherwise the beautiful leaves will wither faster.
Less is more: Only water your poinsettia when the earth is almost dry. Tip: Add a little liquid fertilizer to the irrigation water once a month. Always drain excess water to avoid waterlogging.
If you prevent drafts, waterlogging, drying out and temperature shocks, the poinsettias will remain beautiful until well into the new year.
If you pay attention to high quality when you buy the plant, you will enjoy the colorful leaves of your star for a long time. How do you recognize good quality? Poinsettias are most beautiful when the yellow cyathia are in full bloom. Cyathy is actually the real bloom. The red leaves are only leaf colorations of the green leaves. This is due to the short day (Christmas has the shortest day of the year). Gloriette strains have beautiful bright...
The poinsettia is sensitive to the cold. The transportation time should be as short as possible. Have the poinsettia packed carefully so that the shoots are not kinked and protected from the cold.