Poinsettia Plant Losing Green Leaves

Help!! My new poinsettia is losing all its green leaves! What should I do???


Red Poinsettia Plant

Poinsettia Plant

Poinsettia plants usually lose green leaves when they are over-watered. A Poinsettia is a type of Euphorbia and prefers dry soil. Do not water until the green leaves start to droop a little. Once you water, the plant will quickly perk up. Also, be sure there are drip holes in the bottom of the pot so excess water can drain out and never allow a poinsettia to sit in water. You can read all my care tips for a poinsettia in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.