2 years ago

Keep
Your Poinsettias Dazzling All Season

Poinsettias are the crowning
glory of the Christmas season, and at Bachman’s farm in Lakeville, Minnesota, we
grow more than 70,000 of them every year!

There are more than 30 varieties
in several different sizes, which make it easy to find the right poinsettia to
fit your space and style. Look for traditional red, pink and white, as well as
sparkling novelty poinsettias painted in popular hues of purple, blue, orange
and more.

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If you’re filling your home with
poinsettias for the holidays, here’s how to best care for them to ensure they
look beautiful long through the end of the season.

  • Start strong. To select a healthy poinsettia, look for one with lots of dark green
    foliage and color. The yellow flowers in the center of the foliage should be
    small and bright.
  • Think light. Keep your plant in a room with strong indirect light to ensure it
    maintains its bold color.
  • Water regularly. Your poinsettia prefers evenly moist soil, but not
    standing water. Water it about two to three times a week.
  • Stay warm. The ideal temperature for a poinsettia is 60 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Keep your poinsettia protected from anything significantly colder or warmer,
    such as air ducts or radiators.

Follow these steps and you can
expect beautiful poinsettias all season.

Did You Know?

  • Bachman’s
    has been growing poinsettias for over 85 years.
  • Bachman’s
    crop production starts as early as April. The majority of the plants are
    started in June, with smaller plants started as late as August.
  • The
    showy colored part of poinsettias that most people think of as flowers are
    actually modified leaves, or bracts.
  • These bracts begin to change from green to vibrant red, white or
    pink a few weeks before they’re shipped to stores.
  • December
    12th is National Poinsettia Day – celebrate by bringing home a poinsettia!