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The Christmas Flower

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A beautiful traditional red poinsettia in a modern white ceramic vessel with black stripes. A wonderful gift idea for yourself or someone special in your life.
So why are they the Christmas flower?
Tradition has it: Native to Mexico, the plant is called Flor de la Noche Buena (Flower of the Holy Night) due to its resemblance to the Star of Bethlehem. 
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According to Mexican lore, there was a young child, Pepita, who did not have a gift for the baby Jesus at a Christmas Eve service. She was very poor so all she could do was pick a bouquet of weeds to offer. The angels felt compassion for her plight. So, after Pepita set the flowers at the crèche of the nativity on Christmas Eve, the angels transformed the weeds into beautiful red flowers. This is why red and green are the colors of Christmas today.

Plant Care: To keep your poinsettia happy throughout the holiday season, place it in bright, indirect light for 6 hours a day. Water regularly so that the soil stays evenly moist; if the surface of the soil is dry to the touch, it's time for a drink. But don't let roots sit in excess water or they can start to rot. Avoid drafts, keeping temperatures between 65 and 70°F.  No fertilizer is needed while the plant is in bloom.