Every year it seems that the arrival of Poinsettias at the nursery also herald the festive season.  Few things say Christmas like a Poinsettia.  They are one of the most recognizable pot plants in South-Africa.  I however wonder what happens to all those plants sold after the holidays… The sad thing is that most of them probably die off. Follow our tips below to keep your Poinsettias looking at their best all year round.

Fun fact: The yellow bits are actually the true flowers and red parts are the coloured leaves

Where to keep your Poinsettias

A typical greenhouse for Poinsettias, note the shutters to decrease the amount of light

Caring for your Poinsettias

Poinsettias growing outdoors

Poinsettia facts

These days Poinsettias are available in a stunning range of colours

Now that you know how to look after your Poinsettias, there is no reason not to add them for that extra bit of festive flair. They also make excellent living gifts that give beyond the festive season.