Originating in Mexico, the large red poinsettia was regarded as a symbol of purity by the Aztecs. Thanks to the Spanish conquistadors, the fame of these striking plants spread to North America where they became known as 'Christmas flowers'. Today they are associated with the festive season on both sides of the Atlantic, and in many British homes Christmas wouldn't be the same without these gorgeous scarlet blooms.
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