How much should I water a poinsettia?

Table of contents:

  1. How much should I water a poinsettia?
  2. Does poinsettia need sunlight?
  3. Is poinsettia an indoor or outdoor plant?
  4. How did I kill my poinsettia?
  5. What kills poinsettia plants?

How much should I water a poinsettia?

Water the poinsettia when the pot becomes lightweight or when the soil becomes dry to the touch, about once a week. Water the plant thoroughly in a sink, letting it drain, before putting it back where it was.

Does poinsettia need sunlight?

Poinsettias need a minimum of six hours of indirect sunlight each day. Protect the plants from freezing temperatures, especially when transporting them. ... Water poinsettias when the soil is dry 2 to 3 inches down.

Is poinsettia an indoor or outdoor plant?

While poinsettias can be kept indoors throughout summer, many people choose to move them outdoors in a sunny, but protected, area of the flower garden by sinking the pot into the ground. ... Once nights become longer in fall, bring the poinsettia indoors.

How did I kill my poinsettia?

Placing a poinsettia near a door where it will continually be subjected to cold drafts is the quickest way to kill your poinsettia. Also keep it away from excessive heat from fireplaces, wood stoves, and heat pumps.

What kills poinsettia plants?

How to Kill a Poinsettia

  • Cold. Being tropical plants they don't like cold temperatures. Place it on your deck, patio, balcony, fire escape or garden today. ...
  • Drown 'em. Poinsettias like even moisture, not too soggy and not too dry. ...
  • Darkness. Place it dark place where it will not get any sunlight or be able to grow upwards to any light fixture.