The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Christmas is the season where we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. The official flower used to represent this festive time is the poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima ).
Poinsettia, also known as the Christmas star or Christmas flower, can be seen by the hundreds at plant shops in full bloom in all different sizes. They represent good cheer, success and celebration for the month of December. These beautiful shrubs are ideal for your home decor and perfect to give as gifts.
Poinsettias can reach a height of up to 10–13 ft. They have green leaves and brightly coloured leaves called ‘bracts’ which are often mistaken for flowers. The flowers of the poinsettia grow at the centre of each bunch of leaves and are small and green or yellow.