The Christmas tradition of poinsettias is inspired by Mexican folktale about a poor little girl called Pepita who had no present for the baby Jesus at a Christmas Eve service. … For this reason, in Spanish speaking countries, Poinsettia is known as “Flores de Noche Buena” or Flowers of the holy night.
How do you take care of poinsettias…….um carefully or hope they survive the week after you bring them home! Here’s some points about the Poinsettia!
They are available in many colours but traditionally Red for Christmas.
Because poinsettias are from Central America, they are used to a fair amount of sun, ok that might be difficult.
Since poinsettia plants are from the tropics, they prefer surroundings that simulate that type of environment. To maintain your poinsettia bloom, keep temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to protect them from dramatic temperature drops as this will cause their leaves to prematurely wilt. For best results, keep your poinsettia in a warm room and mist it daily. This will simulate the tropical climate that it originated from. Difficult again!
How often do you water a poinsettia? You should water your poinsettia whenever you feel the soil is dry or you see that some of the leaves are wilting. The key is to let the water drain out the bottom, and make sure that your poinsettia is not sitting in water. If the area you are keeping your poinsettia intends to be dry, you may find yourself watering it daily.
That’s it, no more instructions as we all know that’s Julie’s will not last long. I will keep you up-dated, we bought ours home last Sunday, it’s still alive at the moment!
I am sure I will be in touch again soon but for now PLEASE PLEASE only go out if you have to, keep safe, keep your distance, wash your hands and say a little prayer that we can have some normality and classes can start again in 2021.