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Falls Church Va Florist Top Christmas Flowers

Posted on | August 20, 2011 | Comments Off on Falls Church Va Florist Top Christmas Flowers

Poinsettia is regarded as one of the best Christmas flowers to have around. Its origin can be traced to 1825, they are wild plants grown in Mexico. It was introduced by Joel Robert Poinsett to United States. He was an ambassador to Mexico and a botanist. He planted some cutting of poinsettias to his plantation.

The myth associated with poinsettia goes back to the birth of Jesus Christ. A girl named Pepita collected some wild weeds to present them to baby Jesus. However, the weed blossomed in beautiful flowers. They were, since then known as flowers of holy night. They are very significant in celebrating Christmas.

Poinsettias are recognized in different place with different names. The Aztecs call them ‘Cuetlaxochitl’. They are referred as ‘Crown of the Andes’ in Peru and Chile. They are also called Flame leaf flowers. Poinsettia shrubs grow up to ten feet. There is wide range of Poinsettias available. We can get the Christmas flowers in white, pink and traditional red. Shades like yellow and peach are also available. Some new varieties like wrinkled, flecked and marbled bracts are available for you to buy. The Paul Ecke ranch at California provides huge variety of Poinsettias.

The misconception that Poinsettia is poisonous has been proven wrong. It has been proved by researchers that it is non-toxic to human and animals. It can be grown in home for decoration but it should not be kept in reach of pets. The fibrous tissue may lead to some stomach discomfort and ingestion.

The poinsettias have range from to 0. The variation is based on shape, size, decorative trim and quality. While choosing Christmas flowers, one should consider the piece with expanded and colored bract, strong stems, green foliage and which doesn’t wither quickly. Poinsettia can be grown well if room temperature is maintained. Indirect sunlight and soil moisture should be moderate in order to foster healthy growth of the flower. Excessive temperature, water, and heat and soggy soil can cause damage to the flower.