Clear away any rotting stems and foliage and mulch around each crown with a generous layer of compost. You can divide some of your crown to encourage fresh growth. The older central sections should be removed, and the younger outer sections of the root can be replanted with the buds about an inch below the surface. Do not pick any stalks or cut any flowers of these new sections in the first year.
Many Poinsettias will be given as gifts this Christmas. They do not like cool nights or big fluctuations in temperatures. So, keep them in a room where there are no draughts, cold windows and where there is a constant average temperature. They do like a good watering, but let the compost dry out first before giving them a soak, by standing the pot in water for around 10 minuets and then let the excess water drain away.
Here are some tips to help make your Christmas Tree last as long as possible, no matter what type you choose: