Wait, poinsettias aren’t just for Christmas?

Poinsettias are a staple for the holiday season. Red and white poinsettias are especially popular around Christmas, but I’ve also pined after bright orange and pretty pink-hued ones, as well.

Speaking from personal experience, it’s so disappointing when you buy a gorgeous, lush poinsettia early in the holiday season, only for it to droop and wither before Christmas. These plants are actually native to Mexico, so they need fairly particular care to thrive — don’t fret, though. They’re really not hard to tend to once you know what to do.

Choosing the perfect poinsettia

Poinsettias are often given as gifts, so you might be at the mercy of someone else’s plant selection, but if you’re buying the plant yourself, there are a few things you’ll want to look for — and a few things to avoid.


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