Eldest daughter brought it with her at the weekend - Jacob choose it for me, I will probably kill it!
Me and houseplants ...........hopeless.
I've stood it on the kitchen window sill by the sink, so at least I will remember to water it.
But why are Poinsettias associated with Christmas, they are certainly not native to Europe.
I found one answer in a book........of course............... The Ladybird book of Christmas customs.
The Mexicans call the Poinsettia the 'Flower of the Holy Night'.
Their legend says that a peasant girl wanted to take a gift to Baby Jesus but she had nothing. An angel appeared and told her to pick some weeds to take and as she carried them into the stable the top leaves on every stem turned red, making a beautiful gift for the new baby.
Some people manage to keep them from one year to another - I'll try.