Poinsettias are too precious to throw away. Here’s how to care for your plant through the summer:
Water them less after Christmas. It’s normal for poinsettias to lose some foliage, especially the coloured bracts, during this phase.
Don’t water them in March to imitate their natural dormancy.
From April, water more and start fertilising; repot if necessary. When your poinsettias have lost their coloured bracts and sprouted new leaves, they will temporarily become foliage plants.
Keep them in a bright, warm location but out of direct sunlight. They can even stay outdoors in summer in temperatures above 15°C.
Bring them back indoors in time and care for them as normal.
From September onwards, keep your plants in total darkness for at least 12 hours a day, then, in the run-up to Christmas, the bracts should be coloured again.