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Poinsettia kokedama

With the arrival of the holidays, our homes are filled with color and cheer, and no plant embodies the holiday spirit better than the Poinsettia. With its vibrant red leaves and seasonal charm, this plant has captured hearts for generations. Join us as we explore the fascinating history and unique characteristics of this iconic seasonal plant.

The Poinsettia is a plant of Mexican origin also known as "Flor de Pascua" or "Flor de Nochebuena". Its scientific name is Pulcherrima and means "the most beautiful". Generally, it is better known by its name Poinsettia and gives thanks for its name to Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was the first American diplomatic representative in Mexico and the person who introduced it to Mexico.

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What makes the Poinsettia so special are its shiny bracts, which are commonly mistaken for flowers, but are actually modified leaves. These bracts can range in color from deep red to pure white, and even shades of pink and cream. At the center of these bracts are the actual, small, yellow flowers, which often go unnoticed because of the spectacular bracts.

What is the care of the Poinsettia?

  • Watering: The poinsettia should be watered twice a week by immersion. The moss ball should be immersed in a bowl of water for about two minutes and then removed and drained.
  • Light: The poinsettia needs a lot of light, it is best to place it near a window.
  • Humidity: The poinsettia withstands normal temperatures, it is important that it is not in extremely hot or cold places. It is also essential to keep it away from drafts and heating.
  • Pruning: The best time of the year to prune the poinsettia is at the end of January. To do so, those stems containing dry leaves should be pruned. It is best to cut them to a length of about 15 cm.

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The Poinsettia is much more than just a seasonal plant; it is a symbol rooted in tradition and the joy of the holiday season. With its vibrant color and captivating history, the Poinsettia brightens our homes and hearts during the holidays, reminding us of the beauty and magic of this time of year. So the next time you see a Poinsettia, take a moment to appreciate its festive elegance and all that it represents.