How to Care for Poinsettias

Poinsettias bring a splash of festive red and green to the table or windowsill. An attractive bowl, planted up with one or two, makes a cheery winter gift.

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Top Tip: Leaf Drop

It's common for a few poinsettia leaves to turn yellow and drop off when you first bring them home. Don't be alarmed — the plant is just reacting to its new living conditions.

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Many colorful cultivars are available, and grow to about 12 inches high and 16 inches wide.

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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