what flower do americans bring in their house at christmas?

just out of curosity

thanks

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The mexican Poinsiettas... most usually red, and now most usually bought for $5.98 at a local Home Depot or Lowe's... their flowers are actually the inner-ring of what appears to be larger colorful flowers (but the vibrant reds, for example... are actually the leaves). That little ring, is why they first became popular -- because it connects/metaphor to the ring of thorns, around Jesus head (later on).

    Why Christmas? because they bloom now -- and Christmas is about life, and renewal in the dead of winter (thus the evergreen Christmas tree). They're red and green, and that's a natural. And they do well in warm houses, for a while (but the dryness actually kills them, over time). They're from a humid, warmer place and grow like weeds in Mexico. And, proving i know WAY TOO MUCH about this topic.. they're actually named after a guy whose last name was Poinsietta... who lived in Texas, I believe.

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  • Gizmo3
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Poinsettias

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  • Beth
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Poinsettia

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  • The flaming leaf....poinsettia are traditional Christmas flowers

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Poinsettia is the most popular.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Poinsettias and Christmas cactus, which is different from a regular cactus.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Poinsiettas. There are a wide variety of them. Most of the time they are bright or dark red, but there are whitish ones, greenish ones, and ones that are a very light red and appear to be pink.

    Then, of course, I know it's not a "flower", but mistletoe.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Red and sometimes white poinsettias

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  • ninaol
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Poinsettias and Paper Whites (though not as common)

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