What is this plant & best care for this plant round the year

Hi Naveed,

Red poinsettia plant

Poinsettia Plant

Your plant is a Poinsettia. Poinsettias are the most popular indoor flowering plant sold in the U.S. even though it is only available six weeks of the year. The colorful parts of the Poinsettia Plant are really modified leaves called bracts. The tiny yellow flowers are at the center of the red bracts. You can read all of my care tips for this plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

https://www.houseplant411.com/houseplant/poinsettia-how-to-grow-care-tips

This plant will gradually lose all of its leaves in the next month or two. You should then cut the bare stems back to a few inches above the soil line and place the plant in a warm bright spot. The green leaves will grow back and you’ll have a green plant. Around late November of next year some of the new leaves will start turning red if, and only if, you have been putting the plant in 12 hours of complete darkness starting in mid October. In all honesty, most people throw their poinsettias out once they start to lose their leaves. I think its fun to try to grow the plant year round and attempt to get the red leaves again.

Poinsettias are not poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 The Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants [Paperback]is an excellent reference to keep around if you have young children and pets. plants, although the latex in the plant may irritate your skin. If you want to know more about Poisonous HouseplantsIn her new book, Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat!, plant care professional Judy Feldstein shares information about twenty-five common houseplants, each with various levels of toxicity, and the possible consequences if your pet or child snacks on them. check out my book Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat; A Guide to Poisonous HouseplantsIn her new book, Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat!, plant care professional Judy Feldstein shares information about twenty-five common houseplants, each with various levels of toxicity, and the possible consequences if your pet or child snacks on them. on Amazon

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