The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima), known for its velvety red “flowers” and lush green leaves, is a holiday staple in many homes. But did you know there’s more than 100 different varieties of poinsettias? This versatile indoor plant comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from the brilliant traditional red, white, pink, yellow, marbled, and even speckled! This year we are excited to offer over 12 different varieties to our customers including the new Christmas Mouse! Read this post for tips for choosing the BEST poinsettia for you and how to care for it once you bring it home! Here are some of our favourite varieties:
There’s nothing better than a classic poinsettia. Classic red poinsettias have vibrant deep red bracts, turning almost black, and deep green foliage.
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Classic white poinsettias have lovely crisp white bracts and deep green foliage.
Need some variety? We’ve got you covered! Tricolour poinsettias come with red, pink, and white all in one!
Ice Crystals is a gorgeous red and white bicolour poinsettia. It’s traditional in shape, with a compact growth habit, but offers a new spin on the classic poinsettia with is unique colouring.
Marbled & Speckled
These show shopping varieties have amazing colour combinations that can brighten up any space.
Winter rose poinsettias are exactly that! They have a rose like appearance with more bunched up bracts than your average poinsettia. Their blooms are especially long lasting.
J’adore poinsettias are a hot, hot PINK variety with smaller, more layered bracts and very large open centers.
Looking for something a little different? Golden Glo has fantastic yellowy lime colouring. You may even say it glows! Its deep green leaves contrast beautifully with its vibrant yellow bracts.
Another fantastic pink poinsettia to add to your collection! Polly’s pink has a similar shape to the classic red poinsettia, but with vibrant pink bracts instead! A perfectly pretty poinsettia.
Luv U Pink
With a similar growth habit to J’adore, Luv U is its sweet baby pink sister. It has smaller, more layered bracts in various shades of pink.
Our classic red poinsettia with a little more pizazz! Looking for something a little special? Just add glitter!
NEW for 2020: Christmas Mouse
Christmas Mouse is an incredibly unique variety with “mouse ear” shaped bracts and leaves. Christmas Mouse is a fun spin on the classic vibrant red poinsettia and is brand new to us for 2020! We are so excited to have such a neat looking plant, but we only have a few!
Caring for your poinsettia
Poinsettia care is fairly simple! On average poinsettias last around 4 – 6 weeks, but can last much longer if cared for properly. Place your poinsettia in a location with as much bright, but indirect, lighting as possible. Despite being a winter staple in North America, poinsettia plants are actually from the tropics, so they prefer an environment that simulates that.
Your poinsettia will be happiest kept in 20 °C. Too much warmth could damage your poinsettia, but letting it get too cold will cause it to wilt and drop leaves. Make sure to keep your poinsettia out of any cold drafts. You can also mist your poinsettia to simulate its natural tropical climate.
Water your poinsettia regularly, allowing the top of the soil to dry slightly between waterings. The best way to water is by letting the excess drain out of the bottom of the pot, then discarding any excess so it is not sitting in water.