Learn Poinsettia care in this mini plant profile so you can properly care for this popular, indoor holiday plant.

Poinsettias needing care



Poinsettias are one of the most popular holiday plants. Unfortunately, many people lack the proper know-how to care for them properly and end up killing them by the end of December.

Luckily, we’re here to help with quick Poinsettia care tips.

This quick podcast will cover quick, efficient care so that you can enjoy your poinsettias throughout the holiday season and beyond!

This episode is perfect for a beginning gardener or new homeowner who wants to learn useful tips about holiday plant care. 



Euphorbia pulcherrima Plant Care

A symbol of the holiday season, these indoor plants can thrive and live to be planted outside in your garden with the proper care.

Read over the quick tips below and listen to the podcast above for more detail about each.


Poinsettia Quick Tips:

  • Marketed in the US as a holiday annual but actually considered a perennial deciduous shrub.
  • In the Euphorbiaceae family.
  • Flower colors= red, white, yellowish, pink, and marbled whites and reds.
  • Bloom during long nights, usually winter into early spring.
  • Plants are forced to flower for the holiday season.
  • Grow in USDA zones 5-9  (sunset zones 13, 16 to 24, H1 and H2). 
  • They prefer full sun.
  • They like well-draining soil.
  • Need regular watering.
  • Native to Mexico.
  • Require moderate maintenance 
  • Are poisonous to people and pets. 



Gifts for Plant Lovers

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American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

This is a great reference guide for tons of plants from the American Horticultural Society.

Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

This book has stunning images, how-tos, and planting information to grow your own cutting garden.



Conclusion for Poinsettia Care

Learning proper plant care for your Euphorbia pulcherrima can have long-lasting benefits to the plant’s health.

Armed with your new knowledge of plant care, your poinsettias can thrive for months to come.

Now we want to hear from you!

What other questions do you have about your poinsettias? Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!




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Learn Poinsettia care in this mini plant profile so you can properly care for this popular, indoor holiday plant.


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Today’s Topic: 

Poinsettia Care

In this podcast, you’ll learn how to properly care for your holiday poinsettias.


Free Poinsettia Plant Reference Guide


What You’ll Learn:

  • Quick facts about our featured plant.
  • Links for further resources or education.


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