Poinsettias – From Tribute to Christmas Flower

Poinsettias – From Tribute to Christmas Flower

The poinsettia plant (Euphoria pulcherrima) is native to Mexico's Central and Southern regions, where it grows as a perennial that may reach eight to ten feet in height. It was domesticated in pre-Hispanic times, and later on, started to appear in Franciscan Nativity processions during Spanish rule, as the plant’s specialized top leaves, called bracts, naturally turned bright red in the month of December … click on image for more