The Q&A Archives: Pruning Potted Poinsettias

Question: Should I prune my enormous one-year-old potted poinsettia in the same way that you advised Billy Wilson of Florida to prune his outdoor poinsettias in Poinsettia FAQ #21?

Answer: Pruning would be similar for a potted plant but you might start off by cutting it back to about 6 inches instead of 12 to 18 inches -- in Florida the plant s grown as a shrub! They key is in the regular pinching to encourage branching and keep the plant bushy, as well as in keeping it in very vigorous growth throughout the summer.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Sempervivum Henry Carrevon"