I have one inside the house and for some reason it keeps shedding leaves. In fact, I don't see any red leaves anymore. So I figured, maybe this isn't an indoor plant after all. It seems sun starved or something.
Here's what I found:
- Pointsettias should have around 6 hours of indirect sunlight. There you go; it's not an indoors plant. I found that if you keep it in the dark, it will shed leaves. Well, that's exactly what happened.
- It should be kept away from hot and cold equipment and places (heaters, open windows, etc). It's sensitive to temperature.
- Fertilize once or twice a month
- Keep the soil moist. Poke your finger into the soil to test for moisture.