The third thing for caring for your poinsettia is just basic comfort. Again, bearing in mind it’s tropical ancestry, it likes to be comfortably warm – not too hot and not too cold – kind of like Goldilocks’ porridge.
Maintain your poinsettia at room temperature, in the high teens to low 20s Celsius and keep it from areas that are too hot or too cold.
Spots like next to warm forced air vents or fireplaces will dry it out quickly, and do a number on the leaves and flowers, desiccating them and making them crispy.
An area that is notorious for being too chilly is right by the front door that opens up to our freezing winter air, giving the poinsettia regular blasts of subzero freshness. We get that it’s awesome to have that poinsettia splash of color at the front door to greet company, but set it back a little further into the house. Draughty window ledges and cold window panes offer the same. When a poinsettia is chilled it will look wilted – sometimes they recover but other times they do not.
Enjoy this traditional Christmas decoration and all of us at Wallish Greenhouses wish you a most delightful Christmas!