I have a beautiful, large, white poinsettia that I've had for 5yrs. I prune it
quite drastically in the spring and put it outside on my deck. I fertilize it
regularly and bring it in before the first frost in the fall. In Oct. I put it
in a dark closet for 12-14 hrs. each night and it has bloomed for me every
I also make a new plant every year for a family member with the branches
that I have pruned in the spring. I just stick them in the dirt in a new pot
and put them on my deck in the spring & summer.
I am in Zone 5 also.
Sue in Mid-Mi. (zone 5)
The following poster tell you exactly what to do if you want your poinsettia
to rebloom, but I don't think it's worth the effort. I bought a beautiful
red one before Christmas that is still as nice or nicer than it was when I
purchased it. When I get totally sick of caring for it around March 1, it
will join other discards in the compost pile. It's a challenge and kind of
fun to get the plant to rebloom once or twice, but the purchase price is
ordinarily too cheap to continue the effort.
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