Poinsettia, also known as the Christmas plant, remains one of the most popular holiday flowers. They are a member of the euphorbia family (Euphorbia pulcherrima) and originate from Central America. The showy red, pink, white, or bicolored portion of the plant, popularly referred to as the flower,
Poinsettia Plant Care:
Light – Poinsettias need a minimum of six hours of bright (but not direct) sunlight each day.
Temperature – These plants prefer temperatures from 65-70° F during the day with a drop to 60°-65° at night. The lower night temperatures help the poinsettias keep their brilliant color. Protect the plants from both cold and hot drafts from outside doors, heat registers or appliances. Never let the plant be exposed to temperatures less than 55° F.
Water – Poinsettias like moist, but not wet, soil. When the top of the soil becomes dry, add room temperature water to the plant. Allow the water to drain through the pot when watering, and then discard any excess water in the saucer.