Poinsettia plant care

Written by Maggie

Jan 26 2021

Poinsettia plant care

Poinsettia is an important potted interior decoration plant in autumn and winter. Here, we will introduce the poinsettia plant care.

poinsettia plant care

Poinsettia care for leaves yellowing

Poinsettia yellow leaves are associated with temperature, light, water, and pots, and grow under conditions that are not suitable for the plant. The plant should be placed in a warm and ventilated environment for growth, appropriate watering and illumination, and the plant should be replaced in time in the later stage when the size of the plant becomes larger. Appropriate watering and fertilization can avoid the phenomenon of yellow leaves and make the plant grow normally. The following are Poinsettia care for leaves yellowing. 

If cold temperatures turn the Poinsettia leaves yellow, move the plants to a warm, airy environment. Keep the temperature to about 24 degrees in spring and summer, and shade the plants in summer to avoid exposure to bright light. When we care for Poinsettia in autumn and winter, the temperature and toxin should be controlled at about 15 degrees. In winter, it should be moved to the indoor ventilated location for maintenance, and the temperature and toxin should not be less than 5 degrees.

If bright light yellows the leaves of the Poinsettia, move the plant to a cool, ventilated location to avoid direct sunlight. Poinsettia needs the right kind of light, but is afraid of heat and bright light. When we care for Poinsettia in spring and autumn, plants should be placed in a well-lit place for proper illumination. In summer, the temperature is high and the climate is dry. Small plants should be placed in a cool place to avoid sun exposure.

When we care for Poinsettia, if improper watering makes Poinsettia leaves yellow, the number of watering needs to be adjusted, usually watering once in 2 days or so. Poinsettia is afraid of flooding, the water requirements are not high, the right amount of water is good. Water after basin soil becomes dry generally, and we can irrigate along flowerpot edges, avoiding watering directly in plant roots, appropriate moisture is conducive to plant growth.

If the Poinsettia leaves turn yellow because of a delay in repotting, use the right pot for the size of the plant. When we care for Poinsettia , timely replacement of the pot is helpful for the growth of plant roots, so that it can provide nutrients and water for the normal branches and leaves, ensure that the leaves can absorb enough nutrients, can avoid the leaves dry, shrinkage and yellowing and other phenomena.

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Poinsettia care for leaves curly

Poinsettia's curly leaves can be caused by low temperature, excessive light, improper watering, and small pots, which need to be adjusted according to the growth state of the plant. Put the plant in the right place, water it and give it light. When the plant grows, change the pot and apply the proper amount of fertilizer to ensure that the plant can grow normally. The following are details of Poinsettia care for leaves curly.

1. Temperature care

Low temperatures cause Poinsettia leaves to curl up and turn yellow. Poinsettia has poor cold tolerance, and the temperature should be kept at around 24 degrees in spring and summer, and around 15 degrees in autumn and winter. When we care for Poinsettia, if the temperature during the growth period of the plant is low, the growth will be limited, the leaves can not grow normally, will be curled up and yellow. Plants can get frostbite in winter when temperatures drop below 5 degrees Celsius. Move it indoors in winter to keep Poinsettia warm.

2. Light care

Strong light causes Poinsettia's leaves to curl up and turn yellow, while strong light evaporates water from the leaves, damaging their tissues and causing them to become dry and curly. After the leaf tissue is damaged, the leaf cannot absorb nutrients and water normally, and the lack of nutrients will slowly turn yellow and fall off. When we care for Poinsettia, put the plant under strong light for a long time can make the plant die.

3. Watering care

Poinsettia doesn't need a lot of water during their growth, so they can be watered just a little. When we care for Poinsettia, if watering is too little, the plant lacks water to maintain growth, causes branches and leaves to be short of water, and can appear leaves dry shrinkage with withered yellow phenomenon. If too much watering will make a large amount of water on the bottom of the basin, lead to plant root rot, root can not normally transport nutrients and water, making the leaves appear shrinkage phenomenon.

4. The pot is too small

When we care for Poinsettia, they need to change pots according to their growing state. If you do not change the pot in time, it will affect the extension and growth of the root, will damage the root, affect the root absorption of nutrition. Plants in the lack of nutrition, the body will appear weak and dry yellow leaf phenomenon. Long-term change of flowerpot, will lead to continuous dry shrinkage leaves yellow, affecting plant growth.

poinsettia plant care