Poinsettia Care

Poinsettias play an active role in the holiday season, and because of that you want to keep them just as fresh and beautiful as the day you got them. Here are some do’s and don’ts of poinsettia care to help you extend the longlivity in the beauty of your poinsettias.


Your poinsettia plant should be placed in indirect sunlight for at least 6 hours a day.

For the longlivity of your poinsettia, keep the room temperatures between 68-70 degrees.

Water your poinsettia plant when the soil feels dry to the touch.

If you need to transport your poinsettia outside of your home, cover it in a large roomy plastic bag. Kitchen garbage bags work nicely.

Fertilize your poinsettia plant only after the blooming season. Use a general all purpose fertilizer. Never fertilize your poinsettia while in bloom.


Do not place your poinsettia plant by cold drafts or excessive heat sources such as heating ducts, space heaters, or fireplaces. It is understandable that poinsettias can set off a fireplace mantle beautifully, but if it is a working fireplace, your poinsettia will not be able to withstand the heat.

Do not leave your poinsettia out in the cold. Just because poinsettias are considered a winter plant, does not mean they fair well in cold temperatures.

Do not overwater you poinsettia or allow it to sit in standing water.

By following these few simple do’s and don’ts, your Brant Florist poinsettias will not fail you.