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Poinsettias the symbol of Christmas

History of the poinsettia and the Christmas tradition

With striking pointed red leaves surrounding a cluster of yellow flowers poinsettias have become more and more popular in South Africa around Christmas. The name for poinsettia in the ancient Aztec culture meant "star flower" and it is this link to the star over Bethlehem that brings them into the Christmas tradition.