How the Poinsettia Became an Indispensable Part of Christmas?

October 27, 2021
Author: Melbourne Fresh Flowers
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With the cold breeze coming around in dewy weather, we can hear the jingle of bells coming our way. The day that has been celebrated globally with utmost zeal and happiness is not so far. And you need to book your order for the famous flowers poinsettia that is an integral part of Christmas before it gets out of stock.
Easily said, but how come poinsettia became so important for celebrating Christmas? Let’s find out.

The Origin of the Poinsettia

Originally known as Euphorbia pulcherrima, the flowers got their name from German botanist Karl Ludwig Wilenow. They are found in Central America and Mexico in their natural habitat. They bloom in the winter season in cream white to traditional red colour. The flower was famous among Aztecs during the 14th to 16th century, who called them ‘Cuetlaxochitl’, meaning ‘flower that grows in residues or soil’.

Red Poinsettias

Why Poinsettia is the Most Popular Christmas Plant?

The flower was introduced in America by Joel Roberts Poinsett (clearly why the name Poinsettia) and after that, there was no turning back. They received worldwide acceptance and were regarded as Christmas flowers poinsettias after an entrepreneurial Ecke family promoted them.
Technically not flowers but a bunch of beautiful colourful leaves, poinsettias became an indispensable part of Christmas after the story of a girl named Maria, who took the weeds and presented them to Jesus in the church on his birthday, which bloomed into red flowers afterwards, came into the picture. From that day, they are known as the ‘Flowers of the Holy Night’.

Poinsettias as Christmas Gifts

If you are looking for red Christmas flowers to make your near and dear ones feel joy and cheer, select the right bunch from our website. We have a marvellous collection of poinsettias plants, beautifully arranged in bouquets and vases to brighten up your home.
Apart from the regular bouquets, we offer special bouquets and Christmas flowers arrangement sets in multiple forms and even customize the order as per the demands of the customer.

Beautiful Red Poinsettia Plant

How to Care for Poinsettias?

The plants require a cool temperature and slightly humid air. So, place them at 20-25 degrees Celsius temperature and avoid direct sunlight. However, try to provide at least 6 hours of indirect sunlight and keep them damp (not fully saturated) to keep them healthy and glowing.

Also, keep them away from doors, windows, heaters or any place of extreme cold or heat drafts. This will help them survive longer and let you enjoy your holiday without any issue. So, buy the best Christmas flowers in Melbourne from us and make the day happy and lively.
You can either pre-book your order with us or get the same day delivery. The choice is yours. We understand how important this occasion is for the people. Hence, we start our Christmas day flower delivery sooner than other sellers and start delivering the bunch of happiness in Melbourne without any hurdle.