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Poinsettia?
#385995 Jan 23rd, 2015 at 02:09 PM
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What can you do after it blooms and loses it's leaves, beside chucking it in the garbage? Can it be stored or revived for next Christmas?

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DaisyM #385996 Jan 23rd, 2015 at 02:22 PM
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yes, just care for it as you would any other plant. Then next fall, it needs a period of darkness and then after it is brought back out, it should bloom red once again.

I will double check & then come back tomorrow & verify what I have just said...

But I KNOW it will grow & be a green plant if cared for now.

I even let one sit on an open porch, without water all winter back in the day, and then I began watering it again in the spring & it lived for 1 more year...


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JunieGirl #386002 Jan 23rd, 2015 at 09:24 PM
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Come spring , plant it in a shady area.. Take cuttings an poke them in the soil also.. In fall dig them up an give them a dark spot inside.. Forgot how long.

Should rebloom.. Mine used to . Havent done it for a while.


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DaisyM #386067 Jan 28th, 2015 at 01:51 PM
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In the meantime, it's in the livingroom with mostly spindly bare stems without any leaves on it, can I cut them down or put a bag over it so no one will see it, laughing....It was a very big full plant while it lasted, the room doesn't get any sun, just bright light. It would be okay but every time I would water it, it got bad leaf drop, so think I went wrong somewhere there.

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DaisyM #386068 Jan 28th, 2015 at 02:09 PM
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You should be able to trim it some, but just water it & make sure it gets some sun..it will revive, at some point.


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