In your home, put the poinsettia in a well lighted area away from drafts and heat vents. Water the poinsettia when the pot becomes lightweight or when the soil becomes dry to the touch, about once a week. Water the plant thoroughly in a sink, letting it drain, before putting it back where it was.
Likewise, people ask, do you water poinsettias from top or bottom?
When watering poinsettias, place your plant in the sink. Run water down into the pot, avoiding the plant's leaves as you do so. Continue to water the plant until water drains steadily from the bottom and then allow your plant to continue draining until it stops on its own.
Also, how do you water a poinsettia plant?
The best way to water a poinsettia plant is to put the plant in the kitchen sink, then saturate the plant slowly until water drips through the drainage hole. Let the pot stand in the sink until excess moisture drains, and then set the pot on a plate or tray. Never allow the pot to stand in water.
How do you take care of a potted poinsettia?
Hydrated and Humid: Make sure to water the poinsettia whenever the surface of the soil feels dry. Give the plant a good watering, but don't flood or soak it – gravel in the bottom of the pot will help keep the roots dry.
What is the lifespan of a poinsettia?
"Home gardeners generally keep their poinsettias one or two years. If they're really dedicated, maybe a little longer. But the life span for interior plants when you live in the North is measured in months, not years."