Our Houseplant of the Month for November is…
Latin name Euphorbia pulcherrima.
Poinsettia is a well known red and green foliage house plant, available for the Christmas period. The ‘Early Bird’ variety is available in our houseplant department. Fresh from our own nursery, paired with a sleek red ceramic pot at £7.99 each.
Take care of your poinsettia and water sparingly as they do not want to be overwatering. As a rule of thumb, only water when the surface of the compost has begun to dry out. The flowering life of plants is extended by humidity, so mist plants regularly. Poinsettias need bright, but filtered light, keep away from strong sun and draughts. They need a minimum temperature of 13-15°C (55-59°F).
Leaving poinsettias in a cold room or draft can result in leaf drop and over watering can lead to root rot, and subsequently an unhappy plant.