Reblooming Poinsettia

 


Article by: Doug Green

OK, so Christmas is over and you have a few of those ubiquitous red poinsettias around the house. , Pink Hibiscus You just can't stand the thought of sending them out in the cold , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way to the dumpster. And, to top it off, you've heard you can grow , Everybody Feng Shui Tonight - in the Garden them into small bushes and get them to rebloom every year. Well, that's all true and getting them to bloom next Christmas starts right now.

You want to grow , Riding Lawn Mowers Parts them in full sunlight. Remember this is a tropical shrub , Decorative Concrete - The Beginnings so full sunlight is called for. No back rooms , Lawn Mower Racing or closets for this plant. , Selecting Your Gardening Tools You want to feed it sparingly (once a month) until the red bracts fade or fall , Hydroponics in Your Garden off and new growth starts. As soon as this new growth starts, pot , How to Build a Shed the poinsettia into a new pot , Want to Learn How to Compost? one size larger than its current size. You'll do that every spring , Canopy Swings - Escape the Weather with One as the bracts fade away. Use a good quality potting soil. , Gardening - What are Annuals and Biennials? You will also start feeding the plant , Grass Clippings weekly with a balanced plant , Finding Garden Benches: Get the Perfect Look for Your Garden food (like 7-7-7). Do not allow the soil , Outdoor Deck Lighting to dry out, poinsettia appreciate regular waterings - not swampy but not a desert either.

As soon as all danger of frost has gone from your garden, , 3 Easy Tips for Successful Container ing put the pot outside , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses for the summer. , How to Build a Shed Water , A Rose is a Rose? and feed it well because it is this summer , Daylily 'When My Sweetheart Returns' exposure that is going to both grow , Tips On ing And Caring For Orchids a great plant , A Rose is a Rose? and ensure you have winter , Industrial Blowers blooms. In early September, pinch the ends of the new growth off. This forces the shrub , Invite Spring Early - Grow in Your Basement to bush out and produce side shoots that will hopefully turn into red bracts as well. Bring inside , The Coliseum Is One Of The Best Complete Hydroponic Systems On The Market before frost and put in a room , How to Grow Wildflowers where it only gets natural , 7 Tips for Creating Fresh Hydrangea Bouquets sunlight. No artificial light! , Everybody Feng Shui Tonight - in the Garden The decrease in light , Selecting Your Gardening Tools levels will kick it into bloom (artificial light , Shade Gardening When You Have No Shade delays the colouring).

Repeat yearly until big shrub , Selecting Your Gardening Tools status is obtained.
Doug Green , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way is an award winning garden , Choosing The Appropriate Tree For Your author with a free gardening , Outdoor Living Cleanses The Mind, Body, and Spirit newsletter at http://www.beginner-gardening.com

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