Episode #200 | Original Air Date: December 4, 2020
Poinsettias are colorful plants associated with the winter holidays and make great holiday decorations and gifts.
The colorful and showy "flower" is actually a cluster of modified leaves called bracts.
In addition to the traditional red, the bracts can be pink, white, orange, and even purple. Poinsettia plants come in many sizes and their bracts come in a wide range of shapes.
Contrary to popular belief, poinsettias are not poisonous, although some people are sensitive to their milky sap.
Inside your home, keep them in a brightly lit area away from drying or chilly drafts. With proper care, your poinsettia may stay colorful for months after the holidays end!
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