Christmas decoration – Keep the spirit alive … and the poinsettia too


Are you ready for the Green Thumb Red Blossom challenge ??? (It’s not really a thing and I just made it up, but it does have “roots” in reality.) I’m talking about trying to keep that favorite Christmas plant, the poinsettia, alive in the new. year and maybe even until next Christmas.

My daughter’s school sells poinsettias as a fundraiser every Christmas season, so I loaded and unloaded my fair share of the ruby ​​red beauties. (Thanks to everyone who bought now and in the past) As a result, I have to say I don’t care if the croaking after Christmas … BUT … I know some of you “plant-people” “may, so here’s what I might scare about on how to extend poinsettia, how to promulgate the plant, how to abuse alliteration.

Let the Green Thumb Red Blossom Challenge begin !!!

Fox News Reports experts say the key points of poinsettia blooms include monitoring sunlight, temperature, watering, and size.

Poinsettias prefer medium to bright indirect light

A window sill provides as much daylight as possible

Keep your poinsettia away from hot and cold drafts

Native to Mexico and Central America, the plants prefer temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees

Poinsettia plants like the soil to be moist to the touch, so 1 to 2 cups of water each week

In the spring, you need to remove the dead and crispy poinsettia leaves

At some point, consider a larger, more spacious container

Finally, if you’ve accepted the Green Thumb Red Blossom Challenge, you can rest assured knowing that advances in horticulture and breeding have produced poinsettias that are much more resilient than plants of the past. My wife has one that is still going well from last year! Yeah?

Here is another resource for you..HERE… come back in a year and tell me how you did it!

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Wiley C. Thompson