|Issue #494 - November 26, 2014|
Poinsettia Care Guide
No houseplants get your home into the holiday spirit like poinsettias.
To help you get started, please follow these simple care guidelines to keep your poinsettias looking their best:
Place your poinsettia in a room with sufficient natural light. If you can comfortably read fine print using only the present light, the room is generally okay. You should also avoid drafts or excess heat from appliances. Cooler room temperatures will prolong the color intensity of your plant's bract color, so do your plants a favor by keeping the room temperature between 60 and 72 degrees.
Appropriate watering of your poinsettia is critical and often the cause of problems. Water your plant thoroughly when the soil surface is dry to the touch. For a typical plant in a 6" pot, this might be a 8 oz glass of water twice a week. Overwatering is often responsible for more deaths than underwatering, so only apply water when it is needed.
Please note that the popular 'Winter Rose' variety is extremely sensitive to overwatering. At Estabrook's, we grow this specific cultivar in a clay pot to minimize watering mishaps. Please pay special attention to providing it with appropriate water levels.
The DO's and DO NOT's of Fresh Wreaths
A fresh balsam wreath is a hallmark of the holidays, and we have a wide variety of sizes and decorative touches to choose from.
In order to maximize the vitality and freshness of your wreath, Estabrook's recommends adhering to the following DO's and DO NOT's.
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