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At present I have one of these plants in a pot. This is the second year and it has got rather "leggy". Is it all right to cut it back? I want to encourage it growth and it does look really lovely in full flower.


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  • Posted: Fri. 3rd February 2012 20:15

Re: Ponsettia care

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Heather,
Yes, E. pulcherrima is one of those types of plants that will get leggy over time. If you add it to your 'Plants I Have' list here on Shoot, you will get instructions on how to pinch branches back to create a fuller, bushier form.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd February 2012 21:30