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When do Poinsetta leaves turn red again?

Posted by heidiho St. Martinville, La. (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 8, 10 at 23:03

I have my 2 big Poinsetta's 4' or more in a room with NO light for 12-14 hrs. at night and BIG garbage bags over them and close them up at the top with bread wrapper.
I take them out of the room, unwrap and put in the light outdoors during the day, feed and water when needed. I've done this since the middle of Oct.
I see lots of new green leaves. Which leaves will be red? Is it the new leaves or the old ones?
If it's the new ones are they supposed to come out red or will they gradually turn that way. First time I've done this so I'm totally confused.
Someone gave them to me in Aug. and she didn't cut them back so they are really big.I hope I'm not doing all this work for nothing.
Thanks so much for your time and hope someone can help.
Have a very nice day.

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RE: When do Poinsetta leaves turn red again?

You will Need to be doing Light Control Thing for at Least 8 Weeks before You'll See any Colour, But After the 8 Weeks is up still continue untill fully Red....
You have Only Been doing it since the Middle of Oct, So Keep doing it...

Please Post Some Phots When You get the chance
Thanks and I hope That Helps a Little

RE: When do Poinsetta leaves turn red again?

  • Posted by heidiho St. Martinville, La. (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 9, 10 at 21:00

Thanks so very much for your help and quick response.
I will do as you say and hope all the hauling big pots in and out are worth it.
Thanks again and have a nice day.

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