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Poinsettia fertilization: getting phosphorus right


September 11, 2014
By Brian E. Whipker NC State University

Sept. 12, 2014 — Growing poinsettias with a low phosphorus fertilization
regime helps control excessive stretch. If phosphorus levels are too
low, phosphorus deficiency can occur.

Sept. 12, 2014 — Growing poinsettias with a low phosphorus fertilization regime helps control excessive stretch. If phosphorus levels are too low, phosphorus deficiency can occur.

We are at the beginning stages of the fall poinsettia crop. While some production issues always pop up that keep you on your toes, for the most part, poinsettia fertilization is pretty straight forward. It is important to review some of the basics of essential elements to help avoid future problems.

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