Approx. Length 4"
There is a legend surrounding the Poinsettia. A poor peasant girl was going to mass on Christmas Eve ("Noche Buena" in Spanish, which literally means a "good night"). She was very sad because she didn't have a gift to present to baby Jesus. On her way to the church she gathered a few plants to take with her. When she arrived at the church she presented the plants she carried and they turned from green to bright red.