The Poinsettia Story - No flower says Christmas like the beautiful poinsettia. Poinsettia plants (Euphorbia pulcherrima) remain one of the most popular holiday flowers. Actually, the showy colored parts of poinsettias that most people think of as the flowers are actually colored bracts (modified leaves). Available in both Red and White. Here are some Poinsettia Facts:
- Poinsettias have also been called the lobster flower and the flame-leaf flower, due to the red color.
- Joel Roberts Poinsett introduced the poinsettia plant to the United States from Mexico. Poinsett was a botanist, physician and the first United States Ambassador to Mexico.
- In Mexico the poinsettia is a perennial shrub that will grow 10-15 feet tall.
Size - Medium-size plant. 16-24" tall (including pot).
Light - Place the poinsettia near a sunny window. Southeast or west-facing windows are preferable. Poinsettias are tropicals and will appreciate as much direct sunlight as you can provide.
Water - Water the plant whenever the surface feels dry to the touch. Water thoroughly, but do not let the plant sit in water.
Preferred Rooms - Perfect for the kitchen counter, dining room table, family, living room or home office.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee - Within the first 30 days, if you are not completely satisfied, we will replace your plant at our cost.
Gifting? Add a Gift Message - If you are sending your plant as a gift to a family member or friend, you can add a personalized message at the Check Out page.