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Advice from The Farm at Green Village: How to get Your Poinsettia to Rebloom

Credits: The Farm at Green Village
Credits: The Farm at Green Village
Credits: The Farm at Green Village
Credits: The Farm at Green Village
Credits: The Farm at Green Village
The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is the beautiful plant that we have come to closely associate with Christmas and the holiday season. There are over 100 varieties of poinsettias available, from the traditional red to pink, white, yellow, multicolored, and speckled varieties. They are the most popular Christmas plant, as well as the top-selling potted plant in the United States and Canada. 
If you purchased or received poinsettias over the holidays, and want to maintain the plant long after the holiday season has passed, take the pot out of any foil lining before watering, and then let the water drain completely before replacing it back in the lining. This will help avoid root rot from the plant sitting in standing water. Water when the soil starts to dry. Poinsettias are not frost-tolerant and highly sensitive to cold temperatures and wind. Avoid hot or cold drafts, and place in a location with bright indirect light and temperatures between 60-70 degrees F.
One of the most common questions people have about poinsettias is how to get them to rebloom in successive years. In order to stimulate the poinsettia to bloom in time for Christmas, the plant needs to be put in complete darkness (in a dark room, closet, or in a box) for at least 12 hours a day for 8-10 weeks, roughly between 5pm-7am, starting around October 1st. Don't forget to bring it back into the daylight every day! Once poinsettias finish the darkness process, they require abundant daytime light for the brightest color.
With some extra care, you can enjoy your poinsettia all throughout the holiday season and for seasons to come. The Farm at Green Village has many varieties in stock, from 2.5" to 13" varieties and larger. Stop on by and see all the poinsettias we have to brighten up your holiday season!

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