Is there any plant more associated with the holidays than the red-for-days poinsettia? Not likely. This plant's color makes it the perfect fit for the season's palette, sure, but it's also the poinsettias history that plays a major role. After all, this delightful plant comes in white, pink, green and even orange, too, so it's definitely not just about color.
Poinsettias come from Mexico, where legend holds that in the 16th century, an impoverished girl was instructed by an angel to place weeds on a church altar to honor Jesus' birthday. Those weeds blossomed into red leaves, and the tradition began. Read More about Paint Your Office With Poinsettias »