Poinsettia care is easy throughout the holidays. Just follow these simple rules:

Light: Place your poinsettias in an area where they'll receive a minimum of six hours of bright
(but not direct) sunlight each day.

Temperature: These plants prefer temperatures from 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and from 60 to 65 degrees at night. The lower night temperatures help the poinsettias keep their brilliant color. Protect the plants from both cold and hot drafts from outside doors, heat registers or appliances.

Never expose them to temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Take them right home from the farm.

Water: Poinsettias like moist, but not wet, soil. To know how often to water poinsettias, wait until the top of the soil is dry. Add room temperature water to the plant, allowing the water to drain through the pot. Then discard any excess water in the saucer. If the plant's container was wrapped with decorative foil, be sure to remove the foil from the bottom of the container to allow water to drain through.