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Question:
I have three poinsettias left over from Christmas of '98. They all had beautiful red foilage during Christmas of '99, but the leaves were much smaller than when I first brought them home from the nursery. They have become very "spindley" (very tall). It is now February, and I need to know if I should cut them back now. If so, how much should I cut them?



Replies:
Dear Gwen,

See:

http://ohioline.ag.ohio-state.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1248.html
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/county/smith/tips/house/Poinsettiacare.html

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach



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