The poinsettia likes moderately bright light, but they will tolerate low light for some time. Water when the dirt or soil feels dry to the touch. Make sure all excess water drains from the pot or container. If the plant does not completely drain, the poinsettia will experience root rot. Poinsettia’s prefer temperatures, that are 60-70 degrees during the day and 60 – 65 degrees at night. Please avoid excessively cold or hot temps. To keep your poinsettia long-lasting, add fertilizer periodically.