The poinsettia is the most popular indoor Christmas plant. Native to Mexico. Mexican legend states that a poor girl could not afford to take flowers to the Nativity in her church. She received instructions by an angel to pluck a weed and place it at the altar, where it miraculously transformed into a beautiful red poinsettia.
Light Requirements: Bright Indirect Light
Water Requirements: Allow the soil to dry moderately between waterings so that the roots don't stand in water.