On a visit to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, discovered what we now know as the poinsettia. A physician and diplomat by trade, Poinsett was also an amateur botanist. Upon finding the plant during his time in Mexico, Poinsett sent some samples back to his home in South Carolina and began propagating and sharing the plant with friends. By 1836, the plant was widely known as the poinsettia. Since its early origin, the plant now comes in more than 100 varieties and several colors with varying shades. Our team can source many varieties, even blue and purple ones!
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