The needs of the Poinsettia



The poinsettia needs a lot of light. However, you should avoid direct exposure to sunlight.



The normal temperature of a house suits the plant very well. The optimum temperature is around 20 ° C. At night, it is best to keep the room temperature a little colder than 16 ° C.  The poinsettia can survive between 10 ° C and 30 ° C.



The poinsettia loves a moist environment. You can place a humidifier to increase the humidity. Do not spray water directly on the leaves. This promotes the development of fungi.



Water your plant when the soil surface of the pot is dry. Always remove water in pot to prevent rot the roots.



During the growing season (after flowering), you can fertilize your poinsettia with 20-20-20 every two weeks.



The poinsettia likes a soil rich in organic matter with a pH of 5.