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Stunning Red Poinsettia - XLarge
The True Christmas Flower



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Beautiful and truly Stunning massive Poinsettia, approximately 3' tall x 2' wide, $60. See below for Christmas Special.

Origin & History

Originating from tropical Mexico, the poinsettia was named for Dr. Joel Roberts-Poinsett, the US Ambassador to Mexico, who brought the first poinsettia flower to the United States in 1928.

Sentiment & Symbolism

The poinsettia's rich scarlet color comes from its bracts (the leaf-like sections which grow before the flower) rather than the actual flowers themselves. In Mexico (where poinsettias are known to grow as high as sixteen feet) it is known as the Flor de Noch Buena, the "Flower of the Holy Night." Its bracts are said to resemble the flower of Bethlehem; therefore, it is used to decorate churches at Christmastime. To make a poinsettia bloom again the following Christmas, one must cover it every evening so it gets little light. The poinsettia is a member of theeuphobia, or spurge family. The name "spurge" originates from the Old French espurge; it was one of the powerful purgatives used in medieval times to rid the body of black bile and melancholy.

Color Messages

Popular worldwide as "the Christmas flower", white, pink and red poinsettias bring wishes of mirth and celebration.


Care
When you get your poinsettia home, place it in a sunny window area preferably a south, west or east facing window, they need more direct sunlight to flourish.  They prefer a room temperature of about 65-75 degrees F. during the day.  Keep them away from any cold drafts.  The plant will need water when the surface feels dry to the touch.  You should water until the water starts draining out from the bottom.  Do not let the plant sit in any water.  

ID#F0102-01 $50 ** Christmas Special $40. Also, $35 if ordering 5 or more. Order by December 17 with delivery by December 19th.

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