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Are you looking for a festive, easy-to-grow flower to add to your holiday decor? Look no further than the poinsettia! These beauties are available in a variety of colors, and with a little care, they can last for weeks. In our guides down below, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about growing and caring for poinsettias, give cultivar selection ideas, and outline propagation techniques. Read on to find what you need to know to keep your poinsettias in tiptop shape.

Christmas and Poinsettias: History of the Christmas Flower

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Have you ever wondered how poinsettias came to be associated with Christmas and the holidays? It’s a story that involves missionaries in Mexico, a clever California grower, and Johnny Carson. This guide covers the history of how these wonderfully colorful plants became known as “Christmas flowers.” Read more now.

Why, When, and How to Fertilize Poinsettias

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Fertilizing a poinsettia is essential for its long-term health, vigor, and aesthetics, and should become a regular part of your gardening routine. In our guide to feeding Euphorbia pulcherrima plants, we cover when, how, and why to add some fertilizer to their containers, along with everything you’ll need. Read more.

How to Transplant Poinsettias Outside

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Thankfully, transplanting a poinsettia isn’t too complicated. But that doesn’t mean you should just go wing it. In our guide to transplanting Euphorbia pulcherrima, we cover everything you need to know to put these plants in the ground, move them elsewhere in the garden – or to bring them back inside in cool zones.

Poinsettias with Shriveled and Dry Leaves: Causes and Solutions

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The leaves and bracts of a poinsettia are lush, vibrant, and bursting with gorgeous color… when they’re healthy. But when Euphorbia pulcherrima has shriveled-up foliage, the plant loses its overall aesthetic appeal. In this guide, we cover just how to prevent and treat poinsettias with leaves that wilt and shrivel.

How to Water Poinsettia Plants

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Watering a poinsettia the right way is essential for the plant to look its absolute best and grow robustly without developing any health issues. In this guide we’ll explain how to irrigate poinsettia houseplants throughout the year, along with additional tips to make your efforts even more effective. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Poinsettias Outdoors

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A poinsettia plant can bring some yuletide cheer to your landscape as well as the inside of your home! This guide to cultivating Euphorbia pulcherrima outside will walk you through outdoor-specific care practices, and the necessary protocols for transferring potted poinsettia back indoors for winter in cold regions.

How Cold Hardy Are Poinsettia Plants?

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Poinsettias are colorful tropical plants that add vibrant color to your holiday decor. But how cold-hardy are they? Whether you want to grow these winter-blooming plants indoors or out, you’ll need to know their cold limits. Learn more about poinsettia cold hardiness and in what areas you can grow them outdoors.

35 Favorite Poinsettia Cultivars for Your Home

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From red to pink to green to yellow, poinsettias are available in a wide array of vibrant hues and a dazzling choice of intriguing patterns. We’ve made a list of 35 of our favorite poinsettia varieties including those in traditional holiday colors, and others that offer unique alternatives. Read more now.

How to Propagate Poinsettia Plants from Cuttings

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Want to grow your own poinsettias at home? Start with a live poinsettia plant and then follow seven steps for a brand new batch of beautiful, baby Christmas flowers. By taking cuttings from your established plant, you can grow others just like it. Learn how to propagate poinsettias from cuttings in this guide. Read more.

Are Poinsettia Plants Poisonous?

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Poinsettias have a reputation for being toxic, but are they really? These holiday plants are no longer considered poisonous, but they come with some serious safety concerns. Learn more about how to keep yourself, your kids, and your pets safe when these potentially irritating plants are in your home in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for Poinsettia Plants

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When a bright poinsettia arrives in your home for the winter months, it’s time to celebrate! Not sure how to keep your plant happy? Whether you enjoy it just through the holidays, or you want to keep it as one of your cherished houseplants, your poinsettia needs proper care – and a little understanding. Read more now.

How to Care for Poinsettias After the Holidays

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Don’t throw your fading poinsettia out after the holidays! With the right care, these showy plants will thrive in your home all year long. Under the right conditions, they will produce vivid color again just in time for the holidays. Learn all you need to know about growing poinsettias indoors.