Ask a Question forum: Dark edges and drying Leaves of Poinsettia

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Nov 29, 2016 8:39 AM CST
My Poinsettia has developed dark edges around the red leaves. And the edges around few green ones are drying. Its been 2 weeks since i moved it to larger pot. I have kept it near a glass window which gets 2-3 hrs sunlight daily.
To add to this: I water it daily in the morning and spray water on its leaves and stem in the evening

What am I doing wrong ?

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Nov 29, 2016 9:52 AM CST
How long have you had it? Perhaps it's getting too much water. Is it dry when you water it? I would wait until it's dry an inch or two down before watering. I believe they need indirect light? Maybe it's getting sunburn too?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 29, 2016 10:41 AM CST
I agree You are overwatering. Poinsettia is a succulent native to Mexico. Let the soil dry to about an inch down before watering. And stop misting.
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Nov 29, 2016 10:22 PM CST
Thank you. I will keep from watering for a couple of days and monitor the humidity levels of the soil. Thank you! Thank You!
Name: Will Creed
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Dec 3, 2016 9:12 AM CST
Yes, the soil is staying too moist due to the repotting. It is never a good idea to repot a plant that is in bloom. Poinsetttias can stay in their nursery pots indefinitely .
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