How to care for Christmas Poinsettia
Poinsettia, or botanically known as Euphorbia pulcherrima, is one of the most popular Christmas plants to decorate homes during festive season or simply send to loved ones as a cheerful way to say Merry Christmas. If you ever had Christmas Poinsettia at your home, you probably used it as a decoration during the festive season and once the flowers were gone, so was the plant. You should know that with a little care and attention, you can keep your plant all year round and it will flower again the next year. Poinsettias thrive in bright rooms with filtered light, away from draught and direct sunlight. If you're buying a Poinsettia in a garden centre, be careful during the transit as the cold weather can actually damage the plant and foliage. Get the plant wrapped properly in paper around the top of the foliage to prevent any possible damage. Poinsettias can be sometime unpredictable and you might have experienced a situation, where you bring your Poinsettia plant to your home, where it will start gradually to deteriorate despite proper care. This can be sometimes caused by incorrect storage of Poinsettia plants in the shop where you bought the plant from, and once it's in this condition, there is very little you can do to save it. Always buy Poinsettia plants from a reputable supplier to make sure that you're getting a healthy plant that has also been stored correctly. Poinsettias don't require too much water and if you're watering them too often, you might just damage the plant. Water once you see that the surface of the compost is becoming dry. Mist the leaves regularly to extend the lifespan of your plant. Poinsettia plants originate from warm countries and generally don't like temperatures below 13C.O One of the biggest mistakes people do when taking care of their Poinsettia plants is moving them too quickly from warm to cooler places. These plants require regular and stable conditions, so if you need to make a transition to a different room, make sure the temperature and light is almost the same as in the previous one.
Poinsettia plants actually come in more colours than the traditional red, even though that's probably the most popular one for Christmas. They also come in pink, white and cream colours. If you're buying a plant that didn't change the colour yet, bear in mind it may take up to eight weeks for the green leaves to turn red. If you look after your Poinsettia properly, it will keep its colour until March next year.
Buy Christmas Poinsettia online
Whether you're looking to buy Poinsettia as a small thank you gift, Christmas gift or simply to get the festive feeling in your home, there is one thing you should keep an eye on - buying your plant from a reputable shop or garden centre. Poinsettias are sensitive to the conditions in which they are stored and if you get one that wasn't taken care of properly, the chance are its not going to last very long once you bring it back home. At SerenataFlowers.com we have beautiful Poinsettia plants available for Christmas delivery from start of December. Red is the colour of our choice and we designed few Christmas baskets for those who are looking for a bit more than just the plant itself. You can order Poinsettia plants online at SerenataFlowers.com and we will deliver them with care and safely to any destination in mainland UK the next day. Our next day delivery is free from Monday to Sunday, so if you're planning to surprise your loved ones on the other side of the country with something small this Christmas, save yourself the trip to the post office and let our expert courier service deliver this stunning festive plant free of delivery charges.