Watering Poinsettia Plants: How Do You Water A Poinsettia Plant

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, http://www.summitspringsgardenwriting.com Poinsettias are small shrubs that grow wild in the deciduous tropical forests of Mexico, but to most of us, they bring color to the home during the winter holidays. Although these traditional beauties aren’t difficult to maintain, watering poinsettia plants can be tricky. How much water do poinsettias need? How do you water a poinsettia plant? If you’re wondering, read on for answers. How Much Water Do Poinsettias Need? When it comes to watering poinsettia plants, too much is just as bad as too little. The best way to determine if a poinsettia needs water is to feel the top of the potting soil, which should feel moist and cool to the touch. If it feels dry, it’s time to water. Additionally, if the pot feels light as a feather when you lift it, the soil is too dry. The

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