Posts Tagged: poinsettias

Christmas Flowers
Why decorate with poinsettias?
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Christmas is associated with a number of traditions including gift giving and various delicious foods. It is also considered tradition to decorate your home with a Christmas tree, wreaths, garlands, festive lights and poinsettias. While we are quick to associate the poinsettia with the holidays, many people don’t actually know why. Here are some reasons […]
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Fun Poinsettia facts
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Fun Poinsettia facts
Poinsettias are popular around the world and they are most often used as part of holiday décor. Here are some of the most interesting facts about this festive plant. Poisonous or not? One of the greatest misconceptions is that Poinsettias are poisonous to pets and children. This is not true and this myth is largely […]
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Why Poinsettias are associated with Christmas
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Why Poinsettias are associated with Christmas
Many years ago, the Aztecs used Poinsettias to dye their clothing and as a cure for various ailments. The colour red was associated with wholesomeness which meant that it was often included in religious rituals. It was not until the 19th century that the plant was introduced to America. Dr Joel Roberts Poinsett, the U.S. […]
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All about pretty Poinsettias
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All about pretty Poinsettias
When it comes to Christmas flowers, Poinsettias are often one of the first plants that will come to mind. They have lovely green leaves along with colourful leaves that resemble flowers. The most popular colour for the festive season is red and they can be used to spruce up various areas of the home. They […]
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The history of Poinsettias
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The history of Poinsettias
With Christmas just around the corner, many eager shoppers have already started browsing and even buying. Within the next few weeks, home décor will also change and you may notice a number of stores displaying poinsettias. These traditionally festive plants have become such a common part of the décor that it’s easy to forget its […]