Do you know these poinsettia facts?
All poinsettia flowers are yellow. The showy "flowers" of red, pink or white are actually floral bracts (modified leaves). The true flowers are those pouch-shaped things in the centers of the bracts.
Protect your poinsettia from freezing weather when you buy it or take it home from church. 30 seconds of exposure to below-freezing temperatures will ruin a poinsettia. Have the car warmed up.
Keep your plant cool (70 degrees), bright (near a window) and moist at all times. The single biggest reason poinsettias become unattractive indoors is that we let them get too dry. You don't want to keep it waterlogged, either, but certainly do not let it wilt.
Your plant will not require fertilizer while it's inside. It really isn't attempting to grow, so additional nutrients are unnecessary. ...»