My poinsettia.... - Knowledgebase Question

Chaffee Village, TX (Zone 8A)
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Question by yakizieraz
April 20, 2005
Hi! i've been reading about the apropiate care of poinsettias and I feel that I can't cut the branches off, because is getting new tiny leaves on top of it and stiil have big flowers, it's been sitting outside in the porch and I've been fertilizing it for about three weeks (once a week). I just don't know what to loos so beutiful I don't want to cut it off...

Answer from NGA
April 20, 2005

Whether you cut it off or not is up to you. The plant can take being cut back and each time you prune it back you force new shoots to grow making the plant bushier and more compact.

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