The poinsettia plant rooted itself in Spanish culture 30 years ago and one of the most popular Christmas decorations. With its winter flowering leaves in a deep red colour, the plant can be found in homes, offices and shopping centres all over the country.
Originating from Mexico and with over 8 million plants sold every year, poinsettia flowers in December and January and is the ultimate Christmas decoration in the home aside from the Christmas tree, of course. The poinsettia was made widely known because of a man called Joel Roberts Poinsett (that’s why we call them Poinsettia!)
Contrary to popular belief, poinsettias aren’t difficult to care for. Once Christmas is over, you are free to pop yours on the compost heap or into the recycling bin, use as a cut flower, or you can try to get your poinsettia to bloom again for the following year.
The past few decades in creating more than 150 different varieties, including beautiful pinks, oranges, creams and whites.