California poinsettias come in many
shapes and flavors. It is actually a misnomer that poinsettias are poisonous.
While not designed to be ingested, the experts say that eating them isn't going
to hurt you--something parents want to know before they buy and leave such a
plant sitting around near toddlers (or pets). On a cruise ship, beautiful buffet
line, or in someone's home you may see a popular poinsettia fruit centerpiece
made with carrots and garnish.
Surrounded by candles made of carrots,
celery and pineapples, this entertainer's
is sure to please.
The poinsettia is the number one plant
purchased as gifts for Christmas. California is the top grower of
poinsettias in the U.S., and the majority of
poinsettias are grown and sold during late
November through mid-December.