Poinsettias are plants with modified red leaves, yellow flowers in the center and green leaves surrounding the red. They require only a minimal amount of care. More »

The poinsettia comes from Mexico and Central America. The Aztecs, who called it "Cuetlaxochitl," used the flower in medicine and dyes. After the Spanish conquest of Mexico, Christian priests began using it in religious r... More »

To prune a poinsettia, cut the plant back to 6 to 8 inches above the ground in the spring, then during the summer, pinch off new shoots when they’re about 6 inches long to encourage branching. Make sure the plant gets en... More »

Poinsettias can thrive outside providing the weather conditions are warm enough. These sub-tropical flowering plants do not like the cold or frost, so put them into the ground beginning in the spring wherever winter weat... More »

Poinsettias should not stay outside in temperatures that are below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. When the plants are moved outdoors in warm weather, they should be placed in a partially shaded location for the first 2 weeks and... More »

Poinsettias are not poisonous to humans. In some cases, contact with the plant can cause mild discomfort. Skin contact with the poinsettia sap can cause a rash, and ingestion of the leaves can cause stomach ache, vomitin... More »

Poinsettias are an easy plant to keep. This type of plant needs to be outside or in a room that gets plenty of sunlight. The temperature should be between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, with few drafts. More »

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