Pruning Potted Poinsettias - Knowledgebase Question

Lowell, MA
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Question by sally8956
February 19, 2000
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 from NGA
February 19, 2000
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.

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