Poinsettia -- Cut Flowers
Cut the "blooms" with at least four inches of stem. Immediately seal the cut end by dipping in boiling water or holding over a flame for fifteen seconds. Make sure hands are protected with a kitchen mit. Sealing prevents the sap from oozing from the cut and thus, preventing the cut stem from wilting.
"Blooms" should last a week or more. Make sure the cut end is in water or a wet florist block. Discard flowers when wilted and leaves start falling.
This method works for plants accidentally damaged during transport or carelessly broken.
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