still have a pretty poinsettia plant in your home.
I have a beautiful pink one this year. I have still not accomplished keeping one alive. I made it to April last year.
I have been letting this one sit out in the coolness of the front porch on calm days.
I always thought that it is because of the hot Texas climate why I cant seem to keep one alive, however, I have been handed down some wonderful advice on keeping these plants alive.........even in harsh environments.
To keep your plant cool and happy............place about 3 to 4 ice cubes on top of the soil of the potted plant. Continue to do this every day. When the cold season passes and the weather gets hot, transplant your poinsettia outside in a cool shady spot. Keeping it moist when needed. I am told it will live or come back up when the cold weather returns.
I have been using the ice cubes every day and my plant is vibrant. I am not placing it into the ground because I have too many rodents that will dig it up. Instead, I am placing it into a container and then placing it into a cool shady spot when winter is over.
I hope this will work.
Along the grounds I still have pansies blooming, although the temperature has dipped down to 19 degrees.
Other plants like the Stock flower, Italian Jasmine and Larkspur
are starting to bud and bloom.
Here are a few garden tips for the month of January, that I hope you may find helpful in your winter garden.
How about you?
Are you successful in keeping poinsettias alive and growing?
Are you looking forward to a spring garden even though it is freezing outside?
I would love to hear!