Poinsettia, also known as ivory red, laolaijiao, etc., is a relatively common ornamental flower. Its flowers are bright red and gorgeous, and the flowering period is long. It can last from December to February of the next year. It is often used to decorate the indoor environment during the Spring Festival to increase the festive atmosphere. So how should Poinsettia be maintained? Today, I will take you to learn the daily maintenance skills of poinsettia.
Poinsettia culture method and daily maintenance
Poinsettia likes loose and well drained soil. It is usually mixed with vegetable soil, humus soil, sapropelic soil and a small amount of slag.
Poinsettia is a kind of light loving flower, which grows vigorously in sufficient light. In addition to the need for shading and cooling in midsummer, the other seasons should be full of light. If there is little light in winter, artificial light supplement is needed, otherwise flower bud differentiation will not be carried out in winter short sunshine season, and vegetative growth will continue.
Poinsettia is warm and afraid of cold. The suitable temperature for its growth is 18-25 ℃, and the temperature in winter should not be lower than 10 ℃. Otherwise, it will grow slowly and is not conducive to the formation of bracts. Moreover, if the temperature is too low, it will cause yellow leaves and fallen leaves.
Poinsettia is not resistant to drought and water and humidity. Watering should be flexibly controlled according to the weather, pot soil and plant growth. Generally, watering should be conducted to keep the pot soil moist without ponding. However, watering should be reduced after flowering.
Poinsettia is fond of fertilizer. Sufficient base fertilizer should be applied when potting and changing pot. Liquid fertilizer should be applied twice in a month during the growth period, and more phosphate fertilizer should be applied when flowering.
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