Gold Glitter Poinsettia - 17cm
The plant's association with Christmas
began in 16th century Mexico, where legend tells of a young girl who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus
' birthday. The tale goes that the child was inspired by an angel
to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson "blossoms" sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias.
From the 17th century, Franciscan friars in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations.
The star-shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem
, and the red color represents the blood sacrifice
through the crucifixion of Jesus
. - Wikipedia