Poinsettia is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family. Indigenous to Mexico and Central America, Europeans described it in 1834. It is especially known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays.
Planting and care
You can use plant ties or weave them through trellis sections.
Fertilize the plant in February to March just before new growth appears.
Pinch the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching that will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
The vining plant is prone to spider mites, which can be combated with application of neem oil.
The Poinsettia plant grows best in well-drained soils with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. The soil should be sandy with a moderate amount of organic matter.
The plant requires regular watering, but should not be overwatered. Fertilize the plant in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.
The Poinsettia plant is a beautiful addition to any home, but it does require some extra light to keep it looking its best. The Poinsettia plant needs around 6 hours of direct sunlight per day in order to thrive. If you live in a shade area, you can still grow a Poinsettia, but they will not look as vibrant.
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