Plant Care Poinsettia
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Poinsettia

4.3 out of 5 (21 experiences)

Poinsettia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Poinsettia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Christmas Flower, Easter Flower, Lobster Flower Plant, Lobsterplant and Mexican Flame Leaf

Taxonomy

Euphorbia pulcherrima
Euphorbia
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

What other plant parents say

Poinsettia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 13
Poinsettia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Poinsettia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Poinsettia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Poinsettia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Poinsettia has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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@Kate79
Walled Lake, MI
Rating of the plant Poinsettia named Pointy by Kate79 on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

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…

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Rebecca avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Poinsettia named Netta by Rebecca on Greg, the plant care app
03/10/2021

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…

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@Isabellem
Kitimat, BC
Rating of the plant Poinsettia named Snipe by Isabellem on Greg, the plant care app
06/08/2021

I kept this in my windowless bathroom, where it somehow survived! Pretty plant had no idea it was an all year round plant. Sad people throw them out after Christmas so pretty ! Picky plant not consis…

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Thorny4plants avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Poinsettia named Jolly by Thorny4plants on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

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.

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@Koolaidkhris
Alpharetta, GA
Rating of the plant Poinsettia named Harmony by Koolaidkhris on Greg, the plant care app
06/19/2021

They are fickle about location. I have her near southwest window. So she gets a few hours of sun but not the early morning.

Latimeria65 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Poinsettia named Louis by Latimeria65 on Greg, the plant care app
05/13/2021

Its cool plant and easy to care i have 2 at home and I recommend it 👍❤️

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@Dms_dawnie
Lexington, NC
Rating of the plant Poinsettia named Holly by Dms_dawnie on Greg, the plant care app
04/29/2021

Needs a plant light for winter.

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@Dora
Shawboro, NC
Rating of the plant Poinsettia named Figyonce by Dora on Greg, the plant care app
06/23/2021

Beautiful colors.

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@Meagan
Gainesville, FL
Rating of the plant Poinsettia named poinsettia by Meagan on Greg, the plant care app
05/07/2021

so pretty!!

How to care for Poinsettia

Water

How often to water your Poinsettia

Water needs for Poinsettia
0.5 cups
every 12

Poinsettia needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Poinsettia

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Poinsettia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Poinsettia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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 🚫.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Poinsettia in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Poinsettia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Poinsettia: repot after 2X growth

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.

Care Summary for Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Poinsettia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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