Poinsettias - Knowledgebase Question

Gainesville, Fl
Question by ilike2mow
March 11, 2010
In my backyard, I have planted some poinsettias after Christmas and they don't look to good after we had some frost this past winter.I looked at them yesterday and I happen to notice that the stems have turned a light brown color and the leaves have all dropped to the ground. I water them but nothing seems to happen.

My question is, Do you think they will come back?

Answer from NGA
March 11, 2010


I think there's still some hope for your poinsettias. Although the stems may have gotten nipped by the frost, I think the roots are probably okay. If so, you'll see new stems appearing. In the mean time you can cut the stems back a little. If they are still alive the pruning will prompt new leaves. Hope your plants are okay!

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