TIL the Poinsettia we now commonly associate with winter holidays is actually native to tropical Mexico, where it grows as a shrub/small tree. Its popularity as a winter houseplant is the result of one guy’s (Paul Ecke) marketing campaign during the 1930s.

Read more: https://extension.illinois.edu/blogs/prairies-perennials/2020-12-14-history-poinsettia

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