Facts About Poinsettias
Poinsettias are the most popular of the holiday plants.
are native to southern Mexico and Central America.
also bloom in cream, lemon, peach, pink colors and with white and gold-splashed leaves.
Poinsettia’s botanical name, Euphorbia pulcherrima, means “the most beautiful Euphorbia”.
was named after the former US ambassador to Mexico, Dr. Joel R. Poinsett who introduced the Poinsettia to the United States.
Recent research has proved that Poinsettias are not poisonous.
Poinsettias, at times, reach a height of sixteen feet.
Poinsettias are also known by other names such as ‘Christmas flower’, ‘lobster flower’, and ‘Mexican flame leaf’