How Do You Get A Poinsettia To Rebloom?

If you are like most people, you probably enjoy the sight of poinsettias blooming during the holiday season. However, what you may not know is that it is possible to get your poinsettia to rebloom! In this blog post, we will discuss how to get your poinsettia to rebloom and keep it looking beautiful all season long!

How Do You Get A Poinsettia To Rebloom?

One of the most popular gifts during the Christmas season is the poinsettia, a beautiful plant that comes in a variety of colors. But what many people don’t realize is that these plants can be reused year after year. 

Here are a few tips on how to get your poinsettia to rebloom:

Start by trimming back some of the old blooms to help encourage new growth.  Poinsettia bloom during a winter cycle so you will need to mimic this natural winter cycle process.  Place the poinsettia in a window for 8 hours of sun per day then they will 16 hours of pure black darkness per day for a 10 week period in order for the plant to think it is winter.  This can be achieve by placing a large 5 gallon bucket over the top of the plant so that no light can come through.

Rotating this process each day will help your poinsettia rebloom.

Enjoy your beautiful Christmas plant all year long!

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How Long Does It Take For A Poinsettia To Rebloom?

It will take 10 weeks for your poinsettia to rebloom.

What Is A Poinsettia?

A poinsettia is a beautiful flowering plant that is often used as a holiday decoration. The plant gets its name from Joel Roberts Poinsett in 1828. Poinsett was a botanist and also the first United States Ambassador to Mexico. The plant is native to Mexico and Central America.

Poinsettias are a popular choice for holiday decorating because they add a splash of color to any room. They are also relatively easy to care for, which makes them a good option for those who do not have a lot of time to dedicate to plant care.

What Are Some Tips For Keeping Your Poinsettia Looking Beautiful All Season Long?

Here are a few tips for keeping your poinsettia looking beautiful all season long:

  • Make sure to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out in between watering.
  • Place your poinsettia in a bright spot, but avoid direct sunlight. A south-facing window is ideal.
  • Be sure to keep your poinsettia away from drafts, as this can cause the leaves to drop.
  • Fertilize your poinsettia every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Pinch back the tips of the stems to encourage bushier growth.
  • When the weather warms up in spring, you can move your poinsettia outdoors. Bring it back indoors before temperatures drop at night.

By following these simple tips, you can enjoy your poinsettia all season long!

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When Should I Put My Poinsettia In The Dark?

You should put your poinsettia in the dark for 16  hours each day starting in mid-September. This will help the plant create its colorful bracts (leaves). Place it in a cool, dark room such as a basement or closet with a 5-gallon bucket on top to ensure no light exposure occurs. 


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