Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Poinsettia Dilemma

Every year comes the problem, how long do I keep my poinsettias? I know this is a huge dilemma I face, but I have a lot of houseplants, and I don't need another five or six plants to take care of.  I used to keep them around for months, but I always ended up throwing them away at some point, so why even bother?  They get long and leggy, and I have never had one re-bloom. So my rule is to keep them through the month of January and then out they go.  I usually take them outside, dump them in a corner of the garden, and use a shovel to chop them up a little bit. Poinsettias are for Christmas in my book. Now Christmas cactus are another matter...

1 comment:

  1. I cut the blooms off and put them in a vase as a cut flower, and keep them for another week or two like that. Gorgeous as a cut flower and no watering. I hate it when the leaves are all gone, this solves that problem also.