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 history of the poinsettia 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.
At Zeidler’s Flowers, we think poinsettias make a wonderful holiday addition to your office as well as your home. They’re easy to care for, can handle filtered light (south-facing is best), and just need to be watered regularly. If you keep their soil moist and well-drained, they’ll last quite a while, too.
In an office setting, poinsettias can be clustered together for a bold holiday look or placed throughout the area, on windowsills, desks, or in corners that receive some light. They look great alongside more complex holiday arrangements and can be nicely accented by placing them in holiday containers or embellished with a bow. They also make a great gift for coworkers, giving them the option to keep the plant at work or to take it home and add it to existing decor.
Zeidler’s Flowers can deliver a batch of poinsettias to the office as a whole or direct them specifically to your colleagues, along with your personal holiday wishes.