How can I save this pointsetta? Lasted 6 mo. after I planted it.

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q how can i save this pointsetta lasted 6 mo after i planted it
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  • Oh, that looks kinda sad. You could try cutting it down and see if it sprouts any new growth.
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    • My daughter used to say the same thing, but now she has a houseful of succulents that are beautiful!! Give it a try...I hope it works!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 25, 2018
    have you scraped the branches ?
    • Kimberly Kimberly on Jan 26, 2018
      I’m not sure what you mean....
      (so, obviously, I didn’t 🤷‍♀️)
  • Chrissie Gallagher Chrissie Gallagher on Jan 25, 2018
    poinsettia's die off and regrow anyway, so I think just cut back and wait for it to grow.
    • Kimberly Kimberly on Jan 26, 2018
      Thanks Chrissie! You’re the second person to tell me to cut it back. Can you tell me how far I should do this?
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 26, 2018
    lightly rub you nail on the branches, if they are brown they are done
  • Georgia Bowers Georgia Bowers on Jan 26, 2018
    They do go dormant naturally. I used to put my potted ones in the closet until September, October and sure enough they would come back to life. I would imagine you could just cover yours (with burlap or whatever would keep the light out), since you have it planted. Just make sure it doesn't get too much water to its roots. It likes to be dry, having originated in Mexico.
  • Georgia Bowers Georgia Bowers on Jan 26, 2018
    Or you could dig it up and put it in a pot in the garage or somewhere dark it won't be disturbed until then. Just put a note to yourself on your calendar, to remind yourself where it is and that it needs to come out and to be watered. When you bring it out, only give it one ounce at a week to start, then once it starts to grow its leaves again, and you see green back in the branches, you can transplant it back into your garden.
  • Georgia Bowers Georgia Bowers on Jan 26, 2018
    Don't cut it. If you do cut it, you will cause a wound, and it won't heal properly at this stage. The dead parts will fall off naturally during the dormant stage. The plant knows what it is doing. Believe me, trust me, I have made these mistakes and have learned over the years and many plants what not to do. They really are a joy and quite easy to have and grow, once you how to handle them. You should really research them. There is a lot to know and understand about them to get the most from them.
  • Georgia Bowers Georgia Bowers on Jan 26, 2018
    I notice you have them in an open area. Did you know they are poisonous to children and animals, if ingested?
  • Chrissie Gallagher Chrissie Gallagher on Jan 26, 2018
    just to the last 2 inches I think,it will die back further but then hopefully grow again. I'm not sure what time of year they come out there but here its in the spring. Happy growing.
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