Poinsettia (lat. Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a deciduous shrub, belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family from the Euphorbia genus. More than 1500 species are known. Natural habitat - tropical regions of Central America and subtropical forests of Mexico.
In the wild, it grows up to 3 meters in height, in indoor conditions it is much lower - 50-70 cm.
The leaves are ovoid, dark green in color, with denticles along the edges. It blooms with small yellow flowers. But the decorative feature of the plant is in colorful bracts, which frame them with a bright wreath. The bracts are red, orange, pink, or two-colored, depending on the species.