The poinsettia is originally from Central America and Mexico. This poinsettia already existed in the time of the Aztecs. An old legend says that the poinsettia grew from the blood droplets from the broken heart of an Aztec goddess. Not taken from a trip through America until 1804 by naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. Cataloged in Berlin by botanist Carl Ludwig Willdenow, under the botanical name 'Euphorbia pulcherrima' the 'most beautiful of the euphorbias'
The poinsettia cannot withstand cold or draft. The plant also does not want too much water, as this makes the leaves turn yellow and fall off.
To check the freshness of your poinsettia upon arrival, make sure that the small greenish-yellow flowers between the bract are closed. Lots of firm green leaves indicate that the plant is healthy.
The poinsettias are available from the end of October to the end of December.