...Poinsettias...


During Belgian's Christmas Magic season we have 1000’s of Poinsettias, so many we like to call it “Poinsettiaville”! Starting around the middle of November our Poinsettias put on a spectacular show of red, white, pink, marble and novelty shades too! A stunning show to see before December 6th, when many of them are already brightening up your homes.

Not only do we have multiple colours of Poinsettias to choose from, but here at Belgian we carry a range of sizes, as well! The 4” and 6” pot sizes are great for table decorations or just adding that splash of colour for the holidays. Our 7”, 8” and 10” pot sizes are great for instant easy decorating. Poinsettias are great for gift-giving, sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!

We also have other flowering plants for the holiday season, like Christmas Cactus and Cyclamen! Christmas Cactus are typically available from mid-November to mid-December. The showy and beautiful blooms of the Cyclamen are always a welcome reminder of the spring season to come!

Growing Poinsettias is a part of our history here at Belgian Nursery. At one point we grew over 40,000 plants each Christmas! However, in 2006 we discontinued this practice and now source incredible plants from local growers. Poinsettias start growing from rooted cuttings at the beginning of August and require lots of care and attention.


 




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Light: Poinsettias prefer moderately bright light.   

Water:
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Discard excess water from saucer. Check soil regularly as Poinsettias don't like to dry out.

Fertilizer:
  Poinsettias do not require fertilizing when they are flowering. If you choose to keep your plant all year, feed it an all-purpose water-soluble fertilizer monthly.

Tip:
Avoid excessively hot or cold drafty areas; best kept at an average house temperature. 


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Poinsettias CANNOT tolerate frost.

Do NOT put them in a trunk or unheated vehicle if temperature is below 40 F (4 C). Keep your plants away from extreme hot or cold drafts. When getting your poinsettias, they MUST be brought to their new home immediately; cut off sleeves as soon as possible.

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December: Poinsettia is in full bloom and looks great. Water as needed. Fertilizer not necessary from November to January.

February
: Colour starts to fade. Keep near a sunny window and start to fertilize monthly with an all-purpose fertilizer when new growth starts to appear. Cut back stems to about 8”.

June
: Repot if necessary. If moving outside, ensure temperature does not fall below 50°F (10°C) and place in a shady location.

Late August
: Bring plant back inside and place in a sunny window. Cut back stems, leaving 3 to 4 leaves per shoot.

September 20 until December 1: Time to start preparing your Poinsettia to re-bloom. Give it only natural daylight: plants need complete darkness when sun goes down (around 5 pm). Poinsettias flower when the days become shorter and cannot be exposed to artificial lights - for example, no street lights or reading lights - as this will delay flowering.

Mid-November
: Some leaves will start to change colour as flowering begins.



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