I decided to give a little treatment to my Christmas cactus and poinsettia. I got them both some time in November. The cactus had at least 20 buds on the leaves and I lost them all one after the other, so that was nothing so good. There is still one remaining bud that refuses to open. I kept the plant all the same and it even made one new leaf to try and persuade me that it was worth keeping.
The poinsettia behaved very well and had its coloured leaves throughout November until now, although it is now dropping the leaves.
Eventually this morning I repotted both of them, gave them better pots (the others were plastic) and filled up the spaces with fresh earth. Now it is just a matter of waiting to see if my treatment will pay off.