They’re red. They’re velvety soft. They’re popping up on porches everywhere. The deep, rich reds of the poinsettia’s leaves are unmistakably festive and make a beautiful addition to your home’s holiday plant collection.
Poinsettias are perfect for decorating indoors because they complement just about any color scheme. The vivid red or creamy white of the flowering plant goes well with greenery-based décor as well as bold colors and metallics. Don’t forget to incorporate some holly and mistletoe, as their deep colors and classic shapes are perfectly Christmas. Add in a few “snow-capped” pinecones and you’ll have your own winter wonderland.
While your holiday table is sure to be full of delectable dishes, nothing will make your guests “ooh” and “aah” quite like a gorgeous centerpiece. When your tablecloth is pressed and your heirloom silver shined to perfection, a full flowering poinsettia plant surrounded by lush greenery is truly something to be admired.
For the person who has everything that beeps, flashes and rings, a gift basket is the perfect offering. Imagine how gorgeous a red and white poinsettia basket would be. Add in a few candy canes and some high-quality chocolate and you have reached Martha Stewart-level gift basket nirvana.
Speaking of gorgeous poinsettias, we’re excited to announce our latest holiday giveaway! Head over to the SampleHouse Facebook page and enter to win a large poinsettia centerpiece to display throughout the holidays, plus one mid-size poinsettia basket for a friend!
Winston would like to remind those with furry family members that poinsettias are mildly toxic to pets. If you have a particularly curious critter, you may want to consider faux poinsettia plants for indoor use. The silk ones look just like the real deal and require no maintenance!