We suggest to position the the Poinsettia in a sunny spot at least a few hours a day. 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.We advise cultivating the the Poinsettia in a covered place, in an apartment or green house, as they don't like temperatures below 15įC: during late Spring they can be moved outdoors.
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 sporadically, with 2-3 glasses of water , leaving the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when watering we suggest avoiding excesses, but to wet the substratum well. Let's act every 1-2 weeks . 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.
Plant - Poinsettia
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.