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January 04, 2008

Q: "I would like to know what causes the leaves on my poinsettias to turn brown and fall off. Are they too wet or aren't they wet enough? ? Boonsboro

A: Annette Ipsan, horticulture specialist at the Maryland Cooperative Extension in Washington County, said poinsettias are tropical plants that need a soil temperature of at least 60 degrees. Temperatures lower than that could cause leaves to turn brown and fall off.

That can also be caused by overwatering or underwatering. The soil should just be moist, not soggy, Ipsan said.

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