Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are perennial flowering shrubs that can grow to 10 feet tall in their native Mexico. Poinsettias were introduced into the United States in 1825 by Joel Poinsett.
To choose the freshest poinsettia, look at the very center of the bracts or leaves for a cluster of very small green “buds” with a small amount of yellow, this is the actual flower. It is a direct indication of the age of the plant. The tighter the buds with small amounts of yellow showing can mean a longer shelf life at home.
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