The holidays are just around the corner, and what better way to bring the festive spirit into your home than with a beautiful poinsettia! These vibrant plants are a classic holiday decoration, and for good reason. They’re relatively low-maintenance, come in a variety of colors to suit any decor, and are sure to add a touch of cheer to your home.
While the traditional red poinsettia is still a popular choice, there are now many other colors available at For Garden’s Sake! From pink and white to variegated ones, you’re sure to find the perfect poinsettia to complement your holiday decorations.
When choosing a poinsettia, look for a plant with healthy foliage and vibrant color. The bracts (the colorful parts of the plant) should be firm and free of any blemishes. FGS has so many varieties that making a decision may very well be the hardest part!
Caring for Your Poinsettia
Poinsettias are relatively easy to care for, but there are a few things you need to do to keep them looking their best.
- Place your poinsettia in a bright, sunny location. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.
- Water your poinsettia regularly, but allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Don’t let your poinsettia sit in water, as this can lead to root rot.
- Fertilize your poinsettia every other week with a balanced fertilizer.
- Keep your poinsettia away from drafts and cold/extreme temperatures. Your front door would be considered a drafty spot as well as the heat from a fire isn’t their friend.
With a little care, your poinsettia will last well into the New Year. And when the holidays are over, you can even try to rebloom your poinsettia for next year.
Creating a Festive Display
Poinsettias look great on their own, but you can also use them to create beautiful holiday displays. Here are a few ideas:
- Group several poinsettias of different colors together for a striking effect.
- Plant poinsettias in a decorative pot or basket.
- Use poinsettias to accent your holiday tablescape.
- Give poinsettias as gifts to friends and family.
Poinsettias are a versatile and festive plant. With proper care, they will bring joy and beauty to your home for many weeks to come. So stop by For Garden’s Sake today and we can help you pick the perfect one!