the Poinsettia should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. Let's position the plants where they can enjoy a good source of light,yet avoiding direct sunshine, which could cause antiaesthetic burnings on the foliage.These plants don't like cold weather, therefore in the Spring it is best to set them outside only when the temperatures are above 15įC.
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Poinsettia Is medium in size; in winter it assumes a pinkwhite colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. The Poinsettia has a shrub- like development.
During this period of the year it's good to fertilize our plants every 15-20 days; letís choose a specific fertilizer, for house plants, flowering or green ones, to add to the water used to irrigate. We should prefer fertilizers rich in nitrogen and potassium, to favour flowering and the development of new vegetation.
Water rarely, about once every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. Let's remember to empty the plant saucers after watering, to avoid that stagnant water could damage the roots.
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Letís grow these apartment plants in a very well drained soil.
Notes - Poinsettia
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.