When it comes to buying a healthy poinsettia plant, look for intact bracts. Bracts are the actual name for the flowers you see and are usually bright red, pink, white or marbled. I also recommend poking your finger in the soil to see that it’s damp, but not super-wet or totally dry.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WATER YOUR POINSETTIA?
Despite preferring damp soil, poinsettias don’t like a lot of water. I recommend watering the plant when the soil is noticeably dry. And, they prefer room-temperature water!