The Poinsettia is one of the most popular Christmas plants. But how should you be taking care of the festive houseplant?
Alan advised against “sticking it on the window sill”.
“It’s cold out there and the frost can come through the glass.
“Instead, position it about a metre in from the window.
“Then it’s getting really good indirect light.”
But how often should the festive plant be watered?
Alan explained: “Feel the surface of the compost.
“If it feels like a freshly rung out flannel – damp to the touch – it’s fine.
“Don’t overwater it.
Alan explained if following these recommendations, the Poinsettia could last until Easter.
The gardener also shared a handy tip for those wishing to avoid overwatering their plant.
“If you stand them on a tray of gravel that you keep moist, it will give them a little Turkish bath.
“That’s helpful as well.”