Maximum Living Gardening Tips for December
This month I’m going to take this time to talk about poinsettias, since they are one of the most recognized plants for December, but also one of the most misunderstood. So here are some tips for buying the perfect poinsettia plant for your home during the Holiday season.
- The healthiest plants will generally be about two times larger than the width of the pot it is planted in.
- The Holiday foil you see most pots wrapped in will cause stress to your plant, as poinsettias do not like to sit in water. So always remove the foil or cut holes in the bottom of it for water to drain out.
- Don’t allow your poinsettia to be exposed to severe temperature changes. The ideal temperature is between 63F and 77F. Cold drafts will cause your plant to drop leaves and to become sickly looking.
**And for one more helpful poinsettia tip, make sure to cover your plant when taking it from the nursery/store to your car and home. Just that quick temperature change can shock your plant and not in a good way. Doing these few tips will give you a beautiful poinsettia holiday season in your home this year!