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You always see this beautiful flower almost everywhere during the holiday season, and perhaps it’s also part of your Christmas decoration at home. However, aside from being the popular Christmas flower, what else do you know about Poinsettia?

Here are some interesting facts about it that will make you appreciate this flower more.

Fact #1
Poinsettia isn’t only red. It actually comes in different colours, such as white, pink, burgundy, yellow, apricot, marbled and bicolor varieties.

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Fact #2
Poinsettia is named after the botanist, physician, and US ambassador to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett, who introduced the flower to the US from Mexico.

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Fact #3
There is actually a National Poinsettia Day in the US, to recognize the contributions of the founder of America's Poinsettia industry, Paul Ecke.

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Fact #4
In their natural environment, a Poinsettia is a perennial woody shrub that can grow as tall as 15 feet.

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Fact #5
There are more than 100 varieties of Poinsettias available today.

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