Fun Facts About Poinsettias

Do you like trivia or at least learning more about the top-selling holiday plant? If so, perhaps you will be interested in a dozen fun facts about the poinsettia plants you buy and see everywhere each December.

Fact 1: Did you know that the poinsettia’s main attraction is not its flowers, but its leaves? The flowers of the plant are the yellow clustered buds in the center (termed “cyathia”). The colored leafy parts are actually bracts or modified leaves that turn color in response to the plant forming flowers. When buying a poinsettia, make sure it has the buds, preferably not yet open.

Fact 2. Red is the most popular color, accounting for roughly three-quarters of all sales nationwide, followed by white and pink…[READ MORE]

Source: Fun Facts About Poinsettias |University of Vermont Extension Department of Plant and Soil Science, Winter (Holiday) News Article

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