How do I identify a poinsettia?
Accordingly, what does a Poinsettia look like?
The bright petals of Poinsettias, which look like flowers, are actually the bunch of upper leaves of the plant, called bracts. Poinsettia flowers are small, green or yellow, and grow inconspicuously in the center of each leaf bunch. In colder climates, Poinsettias are grown as indoor plants.
Subsequently, question is, do poinsettias have a scent? Yep. That's what poinsettias do for you. They clean the air. Specifically, they wipe out formaldehyde that you can't see or smell, but you certainly don't want.
Regarding this, how do I pick a poinsettia?
- Choose a plant with dark green foliage down to the soil line.
- Choose bracts (modified leaves) that are completely colored.
- Do not purchase poinsettias with a lot of green around the bract edges.
- Do not choose plants with fallen or yellowed leaves.
- The poinsettia should look full, balanced and attractive from all sides.
What type of plant is a poinsettia?
Poinsettias are part of the Euphorbiaceae or Spurge family. Botanically, the plant is known as Euphorbia pulcherrima. Many plants in the Euphorbiaceae family ooze a milky sap. Some people with latex allergies have had a skin reaction (most likely to the sap) after touching the leaves.