Here's how to keep poinsettias healthy during and after the holidays:
- Keep it in a spot where it gets lots of indirect light all day.
- Water when the potting mix starts to feel dry to the touch.
- Fertilize after it finishes blooming (once the colorful bracts begin to fade).
- Keep it away from hot or cold drafts (doors, old windows, heating vents, etc.).
- Protect it from temperatures below 50°F by wrapping the poinsettia in a large plastic bag.