Display Poinsettia in a Large Tree During the Holiday Season

Display Poinsettia in a Large Tree During the Holiday Season

Homifine.com -- During the Christmas or holiday season, poinsettia are the plant of choice. This plant requires regular care to keep its lovely appearance. The plant used as a Christmas decoration is not an ornamental plant, but rather a shrub native to Southern Mexico. 

It can reach a height of 12 feet and has the appearance of a tree. Check out these ideas and tactics for producing poinsettia that look like trees and are ready to show off during the holiday season.

Select the appropriate poinsettia


This kastuba or poinsettia plant cannot be selected by any type to become a tree. Unique skins like premium maroog, viking red, white wonder, and santa claus pink are ideal.

Use the proper pot


Use the appropriate size container when growing poinsettia like trees. Choose a pot that is 8 - 12 inches in diameter to help the plant grow larger. When it has reached a reasonable height, transfer it to a larger container. Meanwhile, don't use a small pot because it will stunt its growth.

Provide light


Poinsettia will be in the shade if grown as an ornamental plant. However,, full full growth, provide at least 4 hours of direct sunlight. Leave it in the afternoon sun to avoid burning the leaves.

Make use of gibberellic acid


Gibberellic acid has been shown in studies to stimulate plant growth and cell division in poinsettias. It can also be used to  boost plant growth, which farmers can use, higher concentrations (around 50 ppm). For best result, mi a gallon of water with a tablespoon of liquid powder and a pinch of hormone.

Remember to trim!


To keep a tall poinsettia lookin like a tree, cut off the branches on the stems and remove the middle branches and lower leaves. Make it a single tree with no other distracting branches for increased strength and light absorption.

Advice on upkeep


- Make sure the poinsettia gets 5 - 6 hours of direct sunlight. This is a method of strengthening and thickening the stem.

- Avoid the afternoon sun, which can cause the leaves to burn.

- Do not grow poinsettia in regular garden soil. Select a peat soil mixture with good drainage and other organics.

- Remember to water the plant only when the soil is dry, as overwatering can kill it.


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