Want your poinsettias to turn red again for the holidays. Learn how to help them rebloom with these simple tips.
If you decide to try getting your poinsettia to bloom again, it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure its bracts will turn red again at Christmas. This is where you’ll want to limit the plant’s sunshine.
Because keeping your poinsettia in complete darkness for about 14 continuous hours per day can help its colorful leaves rebloom.
Beginning in the fall, the plant can be kept in a room where the lights will remain off or placed under a cardboard box for 14 hours.
Even a small amount of light for a short time can impact the growth of the flower buds, so it’s important to ensure there is complete darkness.
Do this for about two months before you want them to bloom. This reduction in sunlight and consistent darkness should help your poinsettia turn red again in time for the holidays.
Follow along to learn more about how to care for poinsettias.