4.6 out of 5 (7 experiences)
Also known as
Christmas Flower, Easter Flower, Lobster Flower Plant, Lobsterplant and Mexican Flame Leaf
What other plant parents say
This plant was being thrown out after Christmas and didn’t look like she was going to make it. Walgreens let me buy for $0.36 and thought I was crazy for wanting it. With some love she came back to…
Even tho it’s an holiday plant. Immune is still striving to live. But there’s not much info how to actually take care of them or false info. I’ve nearly killed it a few times and panic every time cuz…
Pointsettias are great at surviving - I forgot it in an area with no light for a week and it looked a little wilted, but perked back up immediately as soon as I gave her sunlight and watered.
How to care for Poinsettia
Poinsettia needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Poinsettia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Poinsettia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Poinsettia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.