Posts Tagged ‘how to take care of a poinsettia’
When one thinks about Christmas there are two icons that come to mind beyond Saint Claus and these are the Christmas tree and the poinsettia. While the story of the Christmas tree originated in Germany, the story of the poinsettia entailed a unique meeting between a country and its American ambassador.
The story begins with Joel Roberts Poinsett who was the ambassador to Mexico. While holding this position, Mr. Poinsett explored his surroundings and discovered a beautiful plant. Once his term was up, he brought back samples of the poinsettia to his South Carolina plantation. While at the plantation, Mr. Poinsett developed techniques for propagating poinsettias. Many of his early plants were given to friends and family.