[gardeners] Too many poinsettias

Leslie-Trapper-Boss (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 11:28:14 -0500

During the Christmas holiday I put six large poinsettia's in my bow
window. They were beautiful. Now that the holiday is over, and two have
since passed on, I now have four VERY large poinsettia plants. One is
pushing a lot of new, green growth, while the other three are
continuously showing off their red leaves. 

The problem is, I'd like to put my house back together and replace my
usual plants back to where I now have all of these poinsettia's located.
The largest one is sitting on my dining room table practically taking up
the entire table. 

I certainly don't want to kill them, and would like to try having them
turn red next Christmas by putting them in darkness in October. However,
what do I do with them until then? 

If I cut back the larger ones will they survive the trimming? 

If you need me.. I'm in my greenhouse, happy as a lark :)
USDA Zone 6a (The Garden State)