Molly Gaibisso, a student assistant at Cooper Memorial Library, admires the beautiful poinsettia now on display at the library. The plant was brought to the library by Tina Sanford, a member of the Clermont Garden Club.
How do you take care of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima)? Carefully. These finicky plants require specific growing needs in order to retain their Christmas blooms. Poinsettia care begins with proper light, water, and temperature conditions. During the holidays, while in full bloom, they typically enjoy semi-cool, humid locations in bright, indirect light with plenty of moisture. Poinsettia plants should be watered thoroughly, taking care not to drown them by ensuring adequate drainage is available. (Information from “Gardening Know How” article written by Nikki Tilley.)