//How to Grow Poinsettia Year Round – Complete Growing Guide

How to Grow Poinsettia Year Round – Complete Growing Guide

How to Grow Poinsettia Year Round – Complete Growing Guide

Poinsettias are given as gifts around the holidays because of their beautiful green and red colors, however many people throw them out shortly after the holidays. In this episode we will be showing you how to grow them year round as a house plant, and how to make them turn back into their red and green color just in time for the holidays.

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By |2017-12-31T02:57:24-08:00December 31st, 2017|Categories: Gardening Videos|40 Comments

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  1. Diane D 2017-12-31 at 2:57 AM - Reply

    Luke, make sure you give us an update on your poinsettia. I am interested to see. Thanks and Happy New Year to you and your family.

  2. Little Cougar 2017-12-31 at 3:01 AM - Reply

    Truthfully, I’ve been dreading this video because I have no interest in poinsettias as they are extremely POISONOUS to cats, and I have several cats. Having said that, I did end up watching the whole video because you presented it in such an interesting way and full of information. If I ever have a house that I can dedicate 1 room to be strictly "cat-free" lol, you have piqued my interest in getting one. Good job.

  3. stephanie ramos 2017-12-31 at 3:02 AM - Reply

    you should definetly do another video 3-5 weeks of yourr poinsetta! as a reminder for me lol and i do wanna see how yourr poinsetta looks

  4. Chris Nasil 2017-12-31 at 3:02 AM - Reply

    Thanks a lot for the information
    But i want to know how does it look like now so can you provide me with a picture of your poinsettia

  5. Andrew ML 2017-12-31 at 3:04 AM - Reply

    Thanks for the tips with poinsettias. Didnt know you can make them flower again. Great plant to have year round.

  6. Loretta Goff 2017-12-31 at 3:06 AM - Reply

    By the way.. First garding video ever that I’m going to share on Facebook 🙂
    Way to go Mr DeThaw 🙂

  7. StFrancis1982 2017-12-31 at 3:09 AM - Reply

    Thankyou thankyou thankyou!!!

  8. Christina Freeman 2017-12-31 at 3:09 AM - Reply

    Yes! I really need to clip the flowers off. I was wondering why it was dropping leaves. Thanks!

  9. Sharie Collings 2017-12-31 at 3:10 AM - Reply

    So why has my plant stayed red all this time? Also I went to give it miracle grow and it almost died on me. So don’t I need to fertilize it with something?

  10. TAHITIAN PEARL 2017-12-31 at 3:14 AM - Reply

    Can you sell me dozen of cut stems of poinsettia? I want to start growing them for the next season.

  11. Indira Penaflor 2017-12-31 at 3:14 AM - Reply

    I wished I had seen your video sooner, mine have lost about 80% of their leaves but new ones are slowly comming in, do I still have to trim them down??

  12. The Passionate Gardener 2017-12-31 at 3:14 AM - Reply

    Noooo I threw mine away! ha ha!😄 it’s ok next time I will keep them. Great video luke! I always learn so much from you.

  13. Anika Somerville 2017-12-31 at 3:15 AM - Reply

    just in time! My giant plant is getting very sad and i had no idea how to keep it alive

  14. Kari Moto 2017-12-31 at 3:17 AM - Reply

    Nice video 👍😉

  15. Stitch More . Stash Less 2017-12-31 at 3:17 AM - Reply

    This is great! I was wondering how I’d keep it alive and then this video showed up, thanks!

  16. Mark & Emy Shibukawa 2017-12-31 at 3:20 AM - Reply

    I gave my mom one when I was in grade school for Christmas. She replanted it outside at the side of our house in just the soil we had. It was in shade 100% of the time and was watered a lot by our neighbor’s A/C condensation. It flourished for years and surprisingly, became a beautiful bush! We’re in SoCal.

  17. James Gardella 2017-12-31 at 3:23 AM - Reply

    This is great! I think I perhaps didn’t do the right thing with my two poinsettias, as I removed drooping leaves, and now I don’t know if the plants will recover 🙁 I wonder if heavy prune will save them?

  18. 628DirtRooster 2017-12-31 at 3:25 AM - Reply

    Learn something new every day… I’ll have to show Elizabeth. She’s probably going to tell me she already knew and is surprised I didn’t. lol

  19. Ryan B 2017-12-31 at 3:25 AM - Reply

    Your just in time!!!!!!!!

  20. Andy Pandy 2017-12-31 at 3:25 AM - Reply

    Hi MIgardener ! Thanks for the tips . I have 2 Poinsettia plants at home that I transplanted not long after the holidays. I hadn’t watched your video so I skipped a step just out of ignorance. I didn’t trim off the red leaves. They are still there actually, Also the plant is growing like gangbusters ! Is this going to be a problem in the future ? The plants look very healthy. They’ve doubled in size . I am facing west and get a lot of sunlight
    ( which they also seem to love at the moment ) . Should I make any changes ? Thanks in advance . = )

  21. Our Hodgepodge Home 2017-12-31 at 3:26 AM - Reply

    I am so excited to do this to mine!!! Thanks for the instruction!

  22. The Provo Pirate 2017-12-31 at 3:27 AM - Reply

    But… those aren’t flowers, just stressed leaves. So why call them flowers?

  23. Eileen Chaffee 2017-12-31 at 3:27 AM - Reply

    I have had them for a long time.

  24. Sheri Karanasos 2017-12-31 at 3:28 AM - Reply

    Any help with problems growing? Just bought one from the nursery and the leaves are curling and turning yellow 🙁

  25. BB Ghillini 2017-12-31 at 3:28 AM - Reply

    Great video. I just received two big Poinsettia plants, three plants per pot, and want to know if I can plant them all in one giant pot, six plants, or individual, etc. Also, I want to root the cuttings. Please advise. Thank you.

  26. Diana Diana 2017-12-31 at 3:30 AM - Reply

    Hiya…  I always keep my  Poinsettia in my conservatory where it gets plenty of light all year round. I never put it in the dark & always get red leaves on it for Christmas. All I do is to  repot it and water it weekly 🙂

  27. Mike M 2017-12-31 at 3:30 AM - Reply

    What do you do if every single leaf on the plant is red?

  28. Iman El-Feel 2017-12-31 at 3:31 AM - Reply

    When exactly do I cut the red leaves? (what time of the year)

  29. Eileen Chaffee 2017-12-31 at 3:34 AM - Reply

    Thank you for the information. I did not understand how to get them to go back to red thank you telling us how to do that.

  30. scott12black 2017-12-31 at 3:36 AM - Reply

    Great info for a handout at the nursery next Christmas, thanks! Great way to get customers back in the door for pot-up supplies during the winter as well.

  31. Gloria Rivera 2017-12-31 at 3:38 AM - Reply

    Looking forward to taking care of mine all year around n see next year how big the plant will get

  32. Tasha Rainey 2017-12-31 at 3:38 AM - Reply

    I just bought an Apricot Poinsetta. It is my first and I am not blessed with a Green Thumb but I knew how resilient these plants can be. I don’t think I picked out a good one. It is droopy. I moved it away from the fruit it was by, I barely have any green leaves. Can you tell me any more tips to revive her?

  33. rowgill1 2017-12-31 at 3:39 AM - Reply

    Great tips! I want to keep my poinsettias for the summer time to add some interest to my mixed pots! Thank you!

  34. T Drew 2017-12-31 at 3:45 AM - Reply

    Arent these poisonous for cats?

  35. PinkChucky15 2017-12-31 at 3:45 AM - Reply

    Great video! I think I’m in the minority but I’ve never owned a poinsettia lol

  36. Arlece Dixon 2017-12-31 at 3:45 AM - Reply

    Just too much work for me. Awesome info though, thank you!!

  37. Loretta Goff 2017-12-31 at 3:49 AM - Reply

    Luke… Nitrogen until fall and then phosphorous after that .. Would coffee grounds until fall then Epsom Salts after that work?

  38. Conspirasee 2017-12-31 at 3:50 AM - Reply

    I’m glad you posted this video wow my mother in law was just asking me about how to make them last and I had no idea! Thanks again!

  39. richard herbst 2017-12-31 at 3:50 AM - Reply

    So far I am keeping mine alive!  This is the longest I have had one live. I am determined to keep it going. This really helps…Thanks!

  40. kstari 2017-12-31 at 3:51 AM - Reply

    I’m new to your channel. I can’t say I know much about plants and gardening but I’m hoping to learn more. I just happened to see this title and seeing I still have two red poinsettias ( it’s march now) I figured I’d watch to see how I can keep them year round. I found the information pretty fascinating:)

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