Poinsettia are wonderful holiday plants, intended primarily for temporary enjoyment. They will do best growing with indirect light and watering when the soil begins to feel dry. 

To grow a poinsettia long-term, please research the process for dark treatment to bring colors back the following year. 

Poinsettia are in the euphorbia family and therefor have a milky sap that can be irritating to the skin and eyes, considered toxic to pets and people if consumed.