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sunset zone 13

  • Region: Southwest
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  • Euphorbia pulcherrima Plant Care Reminders

    Poinsettia

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    Plant Care Instructions By Pat Hammer

    Is Indoor Plant?

    No

    These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
    Sunset Zones :13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
    USDA Zones :
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    Plant Care Instruction

    • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
      • March
      • April
      • May
      • June
      • August
      • November
      March
      1. Water

      when you cut the stems back, reduce watering but do not allow the soil to dry out completely.
      2. Prune

      After many of the leaves begin to turn yellow or drop off a potted plant, cut each stem back to two buds.
      3. Protect

      If all danger of frost has pasted, you can move the potted plant to outdoors in a sunny location. They can also be planted in the ground if you live in a location that does not freeze.
      April
      1. Water

      When the plant begins to grow and send out new shoots and leaves, increase the watering. Do not over water but make sure the soil does not dry out.
      May
      1. Pest/Disease Inspection

      When the temperature warms up keep a close watch for whitefly.
      June
      1. Prune

      To keep the plant compact and to get many blooms you will need to prune it back during the summer.
      August
      1. Prune

      Do not prune or cut back the plant after the end of August or early September.
      2. Propagate

      New plants can be started by cuttings in late summer. Each cutting should have about 3 to 4 buds.
      November
      1. Buy

      Generally, these plants are sold during the months of November and December as holiday plants.
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      Buy

      When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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      October

      November

      Generally, these plants are sold during the months of November and December as holiday plants.

      December

      Plant

      When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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      Sow Seeds

      When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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      Fertilize

      When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

      January

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      September

      October

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      Water

      Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

      January

      February

      March

      when you cut the stems back, reduce watering but do not allow the soil to dry out completely.

      April

      When the plant begins to grow and send out new shoots and leaves, increase the watering. Do not over water but make sure the soil does not dry out.

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Prune

      When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      After many of the leaves begin to turn yellow or drop off a potted plant, cut each stem back to two buds.

      April

      May

      June

      To keep the plant compact and to get many blooms you will need to prune it back during the summer.

      July

      August

      Do not prune or cut back the plant after the end of August or early September.

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Mulch

      Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

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      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Protect

      When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

      January

      February

      March

      If all danger of frost has pasted, you can move the potted plant to outdoors in a sunny location. They can also be planted in the ground if you live in a location that does not freeze.

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Pest/Disease Inspection

      What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      When the temperature warms up keep a close watch for whitefly.

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Treat for Pest/Disease

      How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

      January

      February

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      September

      October

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      Transplant

      When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

      January

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      Propagate

      When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      New plants can be started by cuttings in late summer. Each cutting should have about 3 to 4 buds.

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Harvest

      When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

      January

      February

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      Special requirements

      Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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      September

      October

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      December

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