Caring for Poinsettia
You need to plant poinsettia in a pot that allows adequate drainage. There should be a big enough hole in the bottom to allow drainage. You should plant it in a good-quality potting soil. Water the plant till the excess water drains off.
You should add more water after checking for aridity. This means you need to touch the soil with your fingers. If it feels dry, add more water. Remember to water only when the soil is dry. Also, to avoid damage, do not touch the leaves frequently.
The poinsettia bracts are a bright red during late March and April. When the poinsettia plant is not in bloom, you should not forget to fertilize it with a houseplant fertilizer. It is important to note that this plant is not frost resistant.
You can place a floral Styrofoam in the bottom of a container. The number of flowers can vary from 2 to 6 depending on your container size. Arrangement of the flowers should be made according to your choice so that it looks attractive and pleasing to the eye. You can try placing the taller stems in the center and shorter ones around them.
Some people are worried about this plant being toxic. However, the toxicity is relatively mild. The sap of this plant affects people with latex allergies causing skin rashes or diarrhea when consumed.