Unit Pack Size: 4.5" Pot
Light:Normal light will result in the most attractive flowers. Indirect sunlight at least 6hours per day would be ideal.
Water:Water regularly and thoroughly about once a week. Never let your plants set in water.Never let them go dry. Once they wilt they cannot recover.
Temp:Regular indoor temperatures are fine but the plants will last longer if the temperaturecan be held at around 60 to 70 degrees. Avoid hot or cold drafts.
Soil:Poinsettias thrive in a rich potting soil mixed with sphagnum. Repotting is only necessary every other year if the plant is not discarded after the blooming season.
Fertilizer:Fertilize after the blooming season with a balanced, all purpose fertilizer if the
plant is not discarded after the blooming season.
Pests:Mealy bugs can appear underneath the leaves. They cluster together. Use a
cotton swab with an alcolol solution to get rid of them.
Special Care: Water when soil feels dry. Protect when transporting them. Never expose them to
extreme temperatures. This plant has been tested repeatedly and has not
been found to be poisionous.
Flower Color: The true flowers are tiny. They are yellow and hide between the colorful bracts.
Red is the most popular color followed by white and pink. They also come in
salmon, apricot, yellow, cream and some are speckled or marbled with several
colors blended together.
Growth Habit: At the stem tips, the plant produces colored, spear-shaped bracts. When grown
as a house plant, it will rarely reach a height of more than about 3 1/2' with a
corresponding width. In the wild, it can reach heights of 12' with leaves measuring
6 to 8" across.
Fun Fact: In the 14th to 16 centuries, the Aztecs used the poinsettia leaves to dye fabric for
clothing and the sap for medicinal purposes, including to help control fevers.
The red color was considered a symbol of purity, and so poiinsettias were part of
The plant was introduced to this country in 1828. Last year 65 million were sold
The key to a happy plant is proper care!