Asked by: Marcelli Zitte
asked in category: General Last Updated: 24th May, 2020

Can a poinsettia plant survive outside?

Poinsettias can not live outside where the temperatures drop below 45 degrees and they can not tolerate frost. Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) originate in Mexico and thrive in the heat. They can grow up to 8-10 feet tall but without regular pruning they will become leggy and week.

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Likewise, people ask, can poinsettias survive the cold?

You can move the plant outdoors but poinsettia frost damage is a real threat if your area's temperatures dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 C.). At this range, the cold hardiness of poinsettias is below its tolerant point and leaves will drop.

Furthermore, do poinsettias like sun or shade? In colder climates, Poinsettias are grown as indoor plants. As indoor plants, Poinsettias need exposure to the morning sun and shade during the hotter part of the day. Poinsettias are one the most difficult to reflower after the initial display when purchased.

In respect to this, are poinsettias indoor or outdoor plants?

While poinsettias can be kept indoors throughout summer, many people choose to move them outdoors in a sunny, but protected, area of the flower garden by sinking the pot into the ground. Either way is fine. In order to encourage blooming, poinsettia plants require long periods of darkness at night (about 12 hours).

What temperature can poinsettias tolerate?

Poinsettias prefer temperatures of 65 - 70°F. Higher temperatures will cause the leaves to yellow and fall, and the bracts to fade early. Temperatures below 50°F. will cause leaf drop. Keep poinsettias out of cold drafts and away from heating sources.

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