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Posted by In Bloom Florist on November 30, 2020 | Last Updated: May 4, 2023 Plant Info

December Plant: Poinsettia

Our December Plant Of The Month:


Euphorbia pulcherrima


It’s December! Holiday season has just begun so why not learn about the staple holiday plant, we all love and cherish? When Poinsettia plants start popping up in everyone’s yards & gifted to our loved ones, we know the holidays are here. Celebrated for their beautiful full leaves and rich colors, Poinsettias are vibrant, full, meaningful plants. Scroll down to learn more about them and how to care & style these plants in your space.

Origin & Fun Facts
(so you can be the expert)


Native To: Mexico

In The Wild: They can be found in deciduous tropical forests at moderate elevations.

Species: Euphorbia pulcherrima – part of the Spurge Family

Fun Fact: This plant can grow 10-15ft. in height, there are more than 100 varieties and we offer them in Red, White & Pink. They are native to Mexico where it is known as “La Flor de la Nochebuena” or “Flower of Christmas Eve.”

Caring is Preparing
(for the elements)


They require direct sunlight for at least 6 hours of the day.


If you keep your Poinsettia indoors we recommend keeping it in direct sunlight where it is warm in your home.


They love the outdoors in bright light as long as they are protected from the elements, the leaves are delicate and the plant does not like to be over-watered.


When watering, remove foil or container to allow all the water to drain out of the bottom thoroughly. Water in small increments frequently rather than watering it all at once. The soil should never completely dry or sit in standing water. We highly recommend checking the soil everyday.

Signs of too much water:

Yellowing & dropping leaves

Signs of too little water:

Wilting & dropping leaves

Styling The Poinsettia
(in the perfect location)


We offer a ceramic pot and basket option for our Poinsettia for any kind of style you prefer! If storing them indoors make sure you keep them near a window to maintain warmth and direct light. A coffee table, next to a fireplace or in a kitchen window would add a touch of vibrancy and greenery to any space.


They love bright sunlight, so outside is an ideal spot for your Poinsettia. We recommend keeping them protected from any rain or harsh winds, so keep them on a sunny porch in a corner or near your front door to bring your home holiday decor to life.


These plants are mildly toxic to pets. We recommend keeping them out of reach from cats or dogs to avoid any ingestion of the plant.


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