How to reproduce poinsettia from a twig

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How to reproduce poinsettia from a twig

Poinsettia is a shrub that grows very well outdoors and is easy to care for indoors. It has a flower that culminates it, and it is usually red, but you can also find it in white, yellow or pink.

Always keep in mind that depending on the country you live in, the temperatures will be opposite in certain months.

How to reproduce a poinsettia from its cuttings

Next, we teach you how to reproduce poinsettia by cuttings and get new, large and healthy plants.

There are several ways to achieve the same goal, that of being able to reproduce poinsettia in large quantities, an ideal plant for the Christmas season.

First option

  1. As a first step you must have your poinsettia plant well formed and grown.
  2. You will proceed to cut one of the trunks that come out of the substrate.
  3. Once you have the trunk, you will see that it comes with the flower and the leaves. Then, you cut the flower (trying to cut it above some knot).
  4. Regarding the short leaves, each leaf in half, that is, you will only have the half that is attached to the trunk, so you will have a trunk with leaves in half.
  5. In a glass you put water, if it is from rain much better.
  6. Once you have the glass, you place the log and make sure that it is always covered with water. If the glass becomes empty, you pour more water.
  7. Now you place the glass inside your house, but in a place that gives it light, not direct sun, and you wait a couple of months.
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Another option

  1. Repeat the previous steps until number 5.
  2. In this option you are looking for a small pot or container to which you will have previously put a substrate.
  3. You place sinking the stem and press the upper part so that the substrate is well adhered to the trunk.
  4. Like the previous option, you will have to wait 2 months to notice changes.
  5. You water taking into account that you should never flood, because you can rot your plant.
  6. After 2 months, you will notice that the stem you have put in water has started to put out its first tiny leaves. For both cases, you will leave your plant for at least 2 more months and then you will think about a good transplant.

How to care for a poinsettia plant

Although this plant is very resistant, it is usually and erroneously used to decorate sidewalks, sidewalks and the outside of houses, but direct exposure alone can be very harmful to them, and above all, they require regular watering, so it is a mistake to put them as decoration in areas where they do not receive enough direct water and where they will be very exposed to direct sun.

The following tips can be very beneficial so that Christmas Eve can last for many years.

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This plant does not resist frost, so in cold weather you must protect it. It also does not resist direct sun. For it to be good, you must place it in a drier environment, with lots of light and protected from drafts.

The best method of watering is to place a plate at the bottom and every time you notice dry substrate on top, add water to the plate for 15 minutes. You will notice that your plant absorbs this water up to the amount it needs.

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