Red Poinsettia Muted
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I just love this image. To me it also looks like it is from the 1920/1920's with a Art Nouveau feel and look. This is the same image as the other one but this one is slightly muted in the colors.
This is a poinsettia I received as a gift this year. OF COURSE I took photos of it.
I loved every single part of this plant. I have found it quite interesting. So much history and fun facts about poinsettias. One of my favorite fun facts is the Aztecs used the plant to produce red dye and as an antipyretic medication.
For those of you who don't know....Euphorbia pulcherrima is a shrub or small tree, typically reaching a height of 0.6–4 metres (2–13 ft). The plant bears dark green dentate leaves that measure 7–16 centimetres (2.8–6.3 in) in length. The colored bracts—which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white, or marbled—are often mistaken for flower petals because of their groupings and colors, but are actually leaves.The colors of the bracts are created through photoperiodism, meaning that they require darkness (12 hours at a time for at least five days in a row) to change color. At the same time, the plants require abundant light during the day for the brightest color.
The flowers of the poinsettia are unassuming and do not attract pollinators. They are grouped within small yellow structures found in the center of each leaf bunch, and are called cyathia.
The poinsettia is native to Mexico. It is found in the wild in deciduous tropical forests at moderate elevations from southern Sinaloa down the entire Pacific coast of Mexico to Chiapas and Guatemala. It is also found in the interior in the hot, seasonally dry forests of Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. Reports of E. pulcherrima growing in the wild in Nicaragua and Costa Rica have yet to be confirmed by botanists.
December 26th, 2017
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