Poinsettias – the most beautiful Euphorbia
Christmas trees and evergreen wreaths are sentimental favorites for the holiday season. However, not all plants tied to the holidays are conifers. Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima), a sub-tropical plant native to Mexico and Guatemala, are also considered a mainstay symbol of the holidays. The ‘flowers’ of Poinsettia plants are actually their petal-like leaves known as “bracts”. Poinsettia do have flowers, but these green and yellow flowers are small and resemble the stamens that are in the center of most flowers.