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Poinsettia plants, the poinsettia flowers - the perfect Christmas gift
Poinsettia flowers and poinsettia plant
Poinsettia flowers on the plant would be the right gift at Christmas for those who love to decorate and celebrate Christmas. There is nothing like these bright red poinsettia flowers to to tell someone, ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas’. Around Christmas I collect a number of poinsettia plants because they are the best way to decorate the home for the season.These plants also come in handy as a gift to a sudden guest at my place. I love to give these gorgeous, colorful plants as gifts to my friends. The poinsettias are most appreciated by all at this time of the year, I can tell you that from the warm thank you calls and cards I receive year after year. This is a gift that keeps on changing, growing and bringing more and more happiness year after year.
Poinsettia plant - the most meaningful gift
I wrap the pots nicely with some gold wrapping paper and with a double bow in some beautiful green ribbon my plants become great gifts... The cheer that the poinsettia flowers can bring to your room is something to you have to experience first hand. I always wake up on cold grey winter mornings feeling the gloominess around me...but a few pots of poinsettia in flower could change my mood in a jiffy.
Poinsettia plants the gift of love
Red is the color of love, passion, warmth, beauty and it never fails to cheer. The poinsettia flower could be the perfect gift for those who are lonely, sad or not so cheerful. You could bring the spirit of the Magi (who brought those gifts to the babe in the manger) to a lonely heart. Originally Christmas gift were handmade or those into which people put in a lot of effort to say that they love the person to whom these gifts were given. Your beautiful poinsettia flowers at Christmas will also speak of the effort you took to bring a living, breathing gift to someone.
Poinsettias are the most awesome gifts to give to plant lovers. Do not think they may already have a few, I can tell you that these decorative plants could never become one too many. They could always be placed them on mantle or a Christmas table linen to make the decoration more special. The poinsettia plant in flower is the perfect gift for the ecologically sensitive kinds too.
Poinsettia the great Christmas decoration
It is indeed the right gift for anyone who loves to decorate at Christmas.With the amount of decoration to be done this plant could only be a welcome gift to anyone. It has been part of the Christmas decorations for centuries, to be precise Wikipedia says that it has been part of Christmas decorations from the 16th century. Folk lore has it that a poor peasant girl in Spain did not have anything to give as offering to the Christ child and was inspired to collect some weeds to leave them at the altar. From these weeds grew the bright red flowers that we now call Poinsettias or Euphorbia pulcherrima or Zach wood.
The significance of poinsettias
The significance of poinsettias is awesome and makes it the most meaningful gift at Christmas.The star like placement of the bracts symbolises the star of Bethlehem or hope of salvation, while the red color of the bracts signify sacrifice, blood and the love of God for mankind. I would consider it the most meaningful gift for the deeply religious.
Poinsettia plant as gift for office friends and colleagues
It is the best gift that you could give a colleague at office, the poinsettia flowers or bracts could brighten up and lighten up the mood of all your colleagues at work even though you may give it to just one person. In all I would think of the poinsettia flower whether in the form of a living plant or a silk reproduction to be the best gift of the season.
When you give a living poinsettia to some one you could leave a note saying that the plants do love a sunny nook. Although poinsettias are indoor plants, they like a few hours of sunshine to be at their brightest best. Poinsettias are rumoured to be poisonous, it is only the sap that could cause blurring of vision or irritation if it gets into your eyes or skin. They sap could cause diarrhea or vomiting if ingested. It could cause allergic reactions in some, but they never as toxic as they are made out to be.
Get yourself a poinsettia plant
May be should take home a poinsettia yourself today to understand what I am saying. I was gifted one plant a few years ago and now the cuttings from this plant become my gifts of love to my friends, you will have a gift that pays for itself - the poinsettia flowers on the plant!!