cutting back poinsettias

Asked February 5, 2013, 8:14 AM EST

When is the timing on cutting back a poinsettia to grow back out over the summer and rebloom?

Floyd County Kentucky

1 Response

February and early March are the times to cut back poinsettias to encourage new growth and eventual flowering. Here is a good link from the University of Illinois that discusses this process in detail.
http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/vista/html_pubs/point/point.htm