Euphorbia pulcherrima is indigenous to Mexico and Central America. Molbak's Garden & Home, Woodinville, Washington.
The Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is indigenous to Mexico and Central America. This flowering plant is named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant into the US in 1828. The Aztecs used the plant to produce red dye and as an antipyretic medication. Today it is known in Mexico and Guatemala as "Noche Buena", meaning Christmas Eve. In Spain its is known as "Flor de Pascua", meaning Easter Flower. In both Chile and Peru, the plant became known as "Crown of the Andes".Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download