Poinsettia - Knowledgebase Question

Palm Harbor, Fl
Question by krava2
February 20, 2011
I planted a Poinsettia plant outside one-year ago. To my surprise, it has been doing great. My questions is, what is the proper time of the year to trim the Poinsettia back so that it will bloom again in the fall? It is blooming right now. I live in Pinellas County, FL. The plant gets full sun and is next to the house. I can only water one day per week.

Answer from NGA
February 20, 2011


After the flowers have faded, pinch your plant back to encourage lots of new branches. Pinch throughout the summer to encourage branching but stop pinching by the first of September. Your poinsettia should bloom for you again in December. Enjoy!

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