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2. Caring for Your Poinsettia Once It’s Home

Give your plant at least six hours of indirect sunlight each day. Poinsettias prefer temperatures between 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, but a drop in temperature at night, between 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit, keeps the plant’s color vibrant. Avoid placing the plant in the path of hot or cold drafts from outside entrances, heating vents or appliances. Keep the plant’s soil moist but not wet. When the soil feels dry, remove any decorative foils, add room temperature water and let the plant drain onto a plate.

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