Poinsettias

Updated: Jan 22

Bath Garden Center is THE place to come for gorgeous, healthy poinsettias. These plants are a classic holiday season plant, with their beautiful colors that offer warmth and cheer during this cold time of year! We have many varieties for you to choose from, all of which we grow right here in our very own greenhouses! The perfect poinsettia can really make a big difference in your holiday décor.


Fun Fact: They originate from Mexico and were cultivated by the Aztecs. The Aztecs used these plants for dye and to counteract fever. Poinsettias are thought by many to be poisonous to small children and pets, but this is incorrect! A study conducted by POISINDEX® Information Service, the main source used by the majority of poison control centers, found that a 50 pound child would have to ingest over 500 poinsettia bracts to harm themselves. Poinsettias are however, not intended for eating, so don’t plan on making a dish with them!


Poinsettias need at least six hours of indirect sunlight a day. Their bracts will lose color if the plant is in direct sunlight. Poinsettias require moderately moist soil and need thorough watering whenever the soil dries out. However, over watering can result in root disease. If your plant has pale green, yellow or falling leaves, this usually means the plant has been overwatered. Do not let the plant suffer an excessive dry period. Ideal temperatures for poinsettias are between 60F to 70F with no cold drafts. Poinsettias need at least six hours of indirect sunlight a day. Their bracts will lose color if the plant is in direct sunlight. Prune poinsettias as you would any other plant. Just remove the damaged or dead leaves.


Come and wander through our greenhouses, as well as our boutique! With gifts for everyone and every sort of decoration, we are sure you’ll find just what you need to make for the perfect holiday season!


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