Moderately bright light is best, but poinsettias will tolerate low light.
Moderately moist soil is preferred. Water throughly when soil surface fells dry to the touch. Drain excess water in saucer at base of pot to prevent root rot and protect furniture.
Moderate temperatures are ideal: 60-70 degrees F (18-21 degrees C) daytimes and 60-65 degrees F (15-18 degrees C) nights. Avoid excessively hot and cold areas. Drafty areas like in windows or by a door are not an ideal place for them.
Long-lasting poinsettias will benefit from periodic applicatons of fertilizer, used according to manufacturer's directions.
Key Tips for Success: Bright light and cool night temperatures will help delay flower bud and will maintain brightly colored bracts.