BEST WISHES - Varied poinsettia
The closer Christmas gets, the more its petals turn red. It is the magic of the Christmas star, par excellence the plant symbol of the holidays.
The mottled one, with variegated leaves, is a valid alternative to the classic red version. Alone, it already gives atmosphere and warmth to the house.
What does the Poinsettia symbolize?
In the language of flowers, the Christmas star embodies serenity, abundance, but also humility. Thanks to the ancient Mexican legend of Pepita, a child so poor that she had nothing to offer Jesus for Christmas Eve. To help her, an angel advised her to collect some brushwood. Once she entered the Church, the brambles became beautiful red stars.
How to cure it?
The Poinsettia needs little water: it should be watered when the soil is almost dry, being very careful not to create stagnant water and not to wet the leaves. After parties, it can be kept in the garden, but in a shaded area, without direct contact with the sun.