Tip #1: Place the plant where it will receive at least six hours of indirect sunlight each day.
Tip #2: Keep the plant at a temperature between 60 and 70 degrees. Keep it away from drafts, fireplaces, and hot air registers. (Excessive heat is a poinsettia’s worst enemy.)
Tip #3: Water the plant when the soil surface is dry. Hold the plant under the sink to water it, and continue to hold it there until it has completely drained.
Tip #4: Do not fertilize your poinsettia.
Tip #5: Be very careful with the branches, which are brittle and can break easily.