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When to Cut Back Poinsettias to Store for the Winter

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Cut back your poinsettias in the spring, after storing them for the winter. During the cold months, maintain your poinsettia by watering it, giving it bright, indirect light and fertilizing every four weeks, or withhold water until the leaves drop and store the plant in an area that stays about 60 degrees Fahrenheit until spring.

Keywords: growing poinsettias, poinsettia care, Christmas flowers

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Aileen Clarkson has been an award-winning editor and reporter for more than 20 years, earning three awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She has worked for several newspapers, including "The Washington Post" and "The Charlotte Observer." Clarkson earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Florida.