Tapestry Poinsettia dropping leaves

Asked December 7, 2013, 10:13 AM EST

My poinsettia is dropping leaves even though I have followed recommended care. It sits on a breakfast bar and has light about 8 hours day. Do you have a suggestion to correct this problem?

Anoka County Minnesota

1 Response

Hi,It could be a couple of things. It could be that it just is dropping some leaves because of the change in light from a very bright greenhouse to much less light. Even though it is getting good light it is still probably not like before and they will shed some leaves. It also could be that you are keeping it too wet. Poinsettia's will root rot if kept soggy all the time. They should dry out between waterings. It could have gotten too cold on the trip home from the store too. I would just leave it where it is, check your watering practices and hope that it gets better. Good luck!