In Decoesfera we love the poinsettias, better known as poinsettia. In fact, a few weeks ago the editors died of envy when our dear coordinator left nothing more and nothing less than to Paris to see all the decorative novelties with Poinsettias.
Poinsettias are more fashionable than ever, and in addition to the traditional one in red, we can also find it in colors such as white, or pink, a color that can be seen more and more in florists and in houses. But regardless of how beautiful it is to decorate and make compositions with these typically Christmas plants, many people do not know how to preserve them, since they consider it a very delicate flower. Therefore, today we are going to give some brief tips to keep your poinsettias.
Watch out for the temperature
When preserving poinsettia or Poinsettia, temperature is a fundamental factor. Like natural firs, heating is the number 1 enemy of Easter Flowers. Therefore, we must avoid putting the heating too strong if we want to keep the plant in perfect condition, with a temperature between 16º at night, and 22 or 23º during the day. And the further away you are from the radiators, stoves or chimneys, the better it will hold you.
Water the poinsettia, but don't drown it
The plant should always be wet, watering it a couple of times a week, always depending on the temperature of the stay. Of course, water in its right measure and do not drown the plant, avoiding flooding the surface of the earth, as it will cause the roots to rot. In addition, if you can water indirectly, putting a plate of water and leaving it for about a quarter of an hour, better than better. It also prevents water from touching the leaves and flowers. The blackish color will tell you that it has too much water.
It needs light, but don't burn it
The Poinsettia is a flower of celebration, of joy ... And for that, you need to be in a room where you have a lot of light to keep in good condition and keep its bright colors. Of course, avoid direct sunlight.
Avoid air currents
If you avoid exposing yourself to a current of air so as not to catch a cold, you should do the same with your poinsettia. It is a very delicate plant, and may cause the leaves to fall out too early.
Avoid dry environments
In very dry rooms, something very common in houses with heating, Easter Flowers have a bad time, since the lack of humidity may cause leaf fall.
If you want it blooms the following year
It may seem like a myth, but it does it is possible that a poinsettia will survive Christmas, and that it even blooms again the following year. Surely you have seen it at the home of a friend and family member, and you have wondered the reasons why you do not survive.
If you have followed the advice we have given you, it is likely that your plant will arrive next Christmas. And if your Poinsettia blooms again splendidly and with its usual color, you should have it between 10 or 12 hours in the dark, being able to spring it to help it grow stronger. But this topic will be the reason for another future post. We hope that with these simple tips you will achieve that your Easter Flower survives in perfect condition all Christmas.