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point setter does this plant have to be covered through the summer months in total darkness i have been told



my daughter has had a red poinsettia for 3 years,she covers hers from september for about 8weeks.from morning till lunch time.other than that you just keep it warm not in a draught,good light and moist air so mist it every now and then.hopefully it will live on for a few years.

15 Mar, 2010


Poisettias need 14-16 hours of complete darkness each day, for 6-10 weeks, to produce flower buds, but total darkness for a long period will kill it, just like most other plants. Mums and Holiday Cactus work the same way.

15 Mar, 2010

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