Poinsettia, the Christmas plant, is popular in many American homes. With the
introduction of long-lasting cultivars, the popularity of the poinsettia has increased
significantly. It was introduced to the United States in 1825 by Joel Robert Poinsett,
first U. S. ambassador to Mexico who obtained plants from the wilds of southern Mexico.
The common name for the exotic plant, poinsettia, came from his last name.
be sure to note and tell your friends that poinsettias are not poisonous. Extensive
laboratory testing and university research have concluded that poinsettias are not
Our poinsettias have been "fattened" up with lots of calcium
that makes stems sturdy and thick so that they don't droop or break.
Another fact about our poinsettias is that their flower bracts were sprayed
with a low concentration of a plant hormone that makes the flower bracts
enlarge giving that extra edge over grocery store poinsettias.