Possibly no other plant means Christmas as much as poinsettias. With its large, beautiful red flower and dark green leaves, it is the Queen of Christmas decorations.Joel Poinsett most certainly fell in love with it when he saw it in Mexico, where he was the first U.S. ambassador. He brought it back in 1836, named it after himself, and the rest is history.
Poinsettia care 101
When choosing a poinsettia, Sargent's manager Scott Moon advices to buy one that is well-colored with a good amount of foliage and strong stems. It should also show no signs of wilting.Poinsettias thrive with minimal care.
They do best in indirect sunlight at room temperature, away from cold drafts. Avoid over-watering — keep the soil just barely damp.