I realize this is something none of us is going to try at home but what an inspiration! I spotted this poinsettia Christmas tree in the lobby of my dentist’s office last week — isn’t it amazing? If red and green are the colours of Christmas then this tree has the season all sewn up.
Poinsettias are native to Mexico but they grow wild all over Central and South America. In Brazil, I saw poinsettia trees 40-feet tall!
Some folks are suspicious of the potted plants believing them to be poisonous, especially to pets, but my research suggests there’s actually nothing toxic about poinsettias.
For me, poinsettias are as integral to the season as a bona fide Christmas tree. For instructions on the proper care and feeding of your poinsettia I turned up this handy little link from the University of Illinois. Whatever you’re celebrating this season, I wish you a wonderful holiday with your family and friends and a healthy, prosperous New Year!