Poinsettia, commonly known as Christmas Star or Lobster Flower, is a vibrant genus of plants celebrated for their colorful bracts that resemble flowers. This genus includes several species, each featuring distinct leaf shapes, sizes, and colors. Poinsettias are highly valued for their ornamental appeal and are prominently featured during the holiday season as decorative plants.

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Native Habitat: Poinsettias are native to Mexico and Central America, where they thrive in warm, tropical climates. They are often found in deciduous tropical forests and along forest margins. These plants prefer moderate temperatures and bright, indirect sunlight.

Historical and Cultural Significance: Poinsettias have a rich cultural history, particularly associated with Christmas traditions in many parts of the world. They are named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American diplomat and botanist who introduced the plant to the United States in the early 19th century. In Mexico, the plant is known as "Flor de Nochebuena" (Christmas Eve Flower) and holds cultural significance during the holiday season.