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How Poinsettias are associated with Christmas.

The plant’s association with Christmas began in 16th-century Mexico, where legend tells of a girl, commonly called Pepita or Maria, who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus’ birthday and was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson blossoms sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias.From the 17th century, Franciscan friars in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations. The star-shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, and the red color represents the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion of Jesus

How to care for a Christmas poinsettia

Position the plant in good light away from direct sunlight and droughts, and keep its environment constant. “The biggest mistake people make is moving them between hot and cold temperatures too quickly,” experts says.

Over watering will quickly damage the plant. Wait until the surface of the compost begins to dry out, then water thoroughly. Feed once a week with houseplant fertilizer.

Place the pot on a pebble tray, as a humid atmosphere will prolong the bract life.

 

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