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My neighbor gave me this small Poinsetta for a Christmas present so I can add that to my little garden, I have 3 Paperwhites in soil, one is 13 1/2 inches tall and 2 Amaryllis, one is Minerva and one is Red Lion, the Minerva is not doing well, but the Red Lion has gotten 2 scapes, one is 12 inches high and the other one is right on its heels. Going to see just how long I can keep the Poinsetta going, my sister-in-law had one that lasted 4 years! Merry Christmas everybody and Happy New Year!
Here is my Poinsetta, kinda sad aint it? Is it really worth it to try to save it until next Christmas, or should I just keep it for the greenery? Some pages say to put in total darkness for a few hours and then some other pages say that is pure myth. My sister-in-law had one that she had for several years, it did not bloom anymore but that sure did grow and grow. I would like it to get color again but if it did not bloom anymore at least it would not die.
Poinsettias are what they call short day bloomers. They require 12 to 14 hours of "night' in order to bloom. Yours looks like it would be happier getting full sun and having a bit more room to grow. Have you fed it at all? You can move it outside for the spring and summer.
no, I have not fed it at all, I have some Miracle -Gro, would that help it? Should I put it in the windowsill? I have one of the Daturas and Amaryllis and the Mother-in-law plant in there too, should I just let it join the rest of the group?
Poor thing looks like a bunch of dead sticks now, no leaves and just sitting in the windowsill. I will continue to water it with Miracle-Gro and see what it does, how much should I give it and how often?