The Christmas star is originally from Central America and Mexico. This Christmas star already existed in the time of the Aztecs. An old legend says that from the blood drops of the broken heart of an Aztec goddess the Christmas star grew. Only in 1804 taken by nature expert Alexander von Humboldt from a trip through America. Cataloged in Berlin by botanist Carl Ludwig Willdenow, under the botanical name 'Euphorbia pulcherrima' the 'most beautiful among the euphorbias'
The Christmas star cannot stand cold or drafts. The plant also does not want too much water, as a result the leaves turn yellow and fall off.
To check the freshness of your Christmas star on arrival you must ensure that the small green-yellow flowers that are between the bract are closed. Many and firm green leaves indicate that the plant is healthy.
The Christmas stars are available from the end of October to the end of December.