Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

Poinsettias are an iconic and popular Christmas houseplant. They’re bright and cheery, giving a festive feel to your home. They make brilliant centrepieces for your Christmas table too.

Although red is the most common and traditional colour, you can also find white, pink and marbled varieties too.

Did you know?

Many people think of the red ‘petals’ as the flowers of the poinsettia, but these are actually modified leaves known as bracts. The colourful bracts frame the actual flower of the plant – the small yellow ‘blobs’ in the centre.