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Poinsettia Plants – Care and History

In honor of National Poinsettia Day, Bob Walsh Enterprises proudly announces the publication of 'Poinsettia Plants – Care and History'.


Forest Park, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/15/2010 -- Bob Walsh Enterprises proudly announces the publication of their new web page Poinsettia Plants Care and History.

The goal was to publish this web page is to coincide with National Poinsettia Day, December 12, 2010. This day was authorized by Congress to honor Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who is recognized as being the first person to bring this very popular holiday plant to America around 1825. Mr. Poinsett died on December 12, 1851.

The poinsettia plant is not only the favorite festive Christmas Holiday plant, but it is one of the best selling plants each year in the United States. Poinsettias represent over 85 percent of the potted plant sales during the Holiday Season. Ninety percent of all poinsettia plants are exported from the United States. The poinsettia is commercially grown in all 50 States.

Poinsettia Plants Care and History not only celebrates the rich history of the poinsettia beginning with the Aztecs in its natural habitat in Mexico, but also offers readers detailed information on how to provide the best care for poinsettia plants. The beautifully designed videos one finds on this page add to the informative text that brings the rich history of poinsettia plants to life. This timely created and published web page explains the connection of this colorful winter-blooming plant and how it has endeared itself to the American public psyche both socially and religiously at this time of year.

It details the efforts of one immigrant German American family, the Ecke family, who single handedly dedicated themselves to make the poinsettia The Holiday Plant here in the United States and grows over 80 percent of all poinsettia plants for commercial sales that help California to be the top poinsettia producing State in the USA.

This poinsettia producing family is credited with creating 90 percent of all poinsettia varieties found in the world today. There are over 100 different varieties of poinsettia plants.

The poinsettia plant is often misunderstood as to what the actual flowers are. This web page provides clear definitions and descriptions of the various parts of this holiday plant. The page also addresses the misconception that the poinsettia plant is poisonous.

Poinsettia Plants Care and History provides detailed information and tips on how to care for poinsettias not only to have them survive the Holidays themselves, but also be able to enjoy them until it is time for the Easter lily to arrive on the scene sometimes in March or April.

All the detailed information on the care of poinsettia plant does not stop there. It provides a year long process of care that allows its owner to regrow the plant for the next holiday season.

In honor of National Poinsettia Day, Bob Walsh Enterprises proudly introduces Poinsettia Plants Care and History to share with the world the rich and brightly colored history that is hidden under its own spectacular beauty that ultimately can be celebrated well beyond the holidays themselves.

Bob Walsh, author of How To Grow Plumeria Frangipani Anytime Anywhere, has been growing tropical plants for 20 plus years in plant hardiness zone 5. For your FREE tropical plants guide, Grow Your Own Tropical Garden, which includes many useful FREE tips on how to grow tropical plants indoors and outdoors, visit