Poinsettia lovers? Maybe you don’t know it but at home this is the best position to make it flourish: it becomes beautiful.

poinsettia house

The Christmas star is certainly one of the traditional plants, among the best that can be found during the holiday period. It is a welcome gift, with bright, bright colors and impeccable style. Even those with a green thumb always wonder what the ideal position is in the house, so that it can flower all year round and grow healthily. You have to be careful, but with a few simple steps you can have an impeccable Christmas star all year round. Let’s find out together how to do it?

Christmas star: history and tradition

The botanical name is Euphorbia pulcherrima but we all know it as the Christmas Star. With its beautiful bright red color that contrasts with the bright green of the leaves. Almost no one knows that it is native to Mexico and if left in nature it can reach up to 3 meters in height.

Here in Italy it is a symbol of the Christmas tradition , ideal for warming the house with its color or as a gift with a meaning that brings back friendship or as a good luck charm for the new year. Its name originates from tradition, in fact since the end of the nineteenth century it has always been the official gift for American ambassadors and then gradually this custom spread.

Holiday gift

Its red leaves and its elegant shape were then linked to Christmas and tradition, not only here in our country but in every part of the world. The stars are not flowers, but leaves of the plant itself which turn intense red during the winter.

The real flower is called Ciazo and is the yellow gem that can be glimpsed, without petals and that forms among the red leaves during the cold winter. Unlike many other plants, the Christmas star is born and grows in mountain areas where there is no shortage of temperature changes and a temperate climate.

Red poinsettia leaves

This plant cannot tolerate temperatures that do not exceed 12°C, which is why it is very important that it has a correct position inside the house, especially during the cold season.

It is certainly a very particular plant and is linked to many Mexican and non-Mexican legends. The most famous accompanies the tradition of giving gifts before Christmas arrives: in fact, it is said to be a way to open the hearts of the saddest and most closed people, rediscovering love and kindness for others.

Where to place the Christmas Star in the house?

As anticipated, this typical Christmas plant should be placed inside the rooms of the house during the winter. It is important that it is not placed near heat sources, but in a bright environment with a temperature that does not fall below 15/20° C.

During the holidays you can place it in the living room , trying to give it the brightest corner of the whole room (perhaps in front of the window). Be careful of cold currents and humidity, never missing a good daily watering so that its leaves are always bright and unstained.

The plant must never be placed in a passage area. Although it appears robust, in reality its leaves are fragile and could break from the base if people or four-legged friends pass by, ruining its perfect foliage.

Christmas Star

Immediately after the holidays, its ideal position is in a cool and airy room while in spring it can be moved to the balcony or garden. It loves bright areas, but not direct sun and draft. From October, the beautiful plant with a flowering never seen before will be relocated inside the house.