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Celebrating Nochebuena!

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This Christmas flower is considered a symbol of peace and harmony

In colonial times, the Spaniards named the flower Nochebuena

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In 1828, the doctor, botanist and US ambassador to Mexico, Joel Robert Poinsett impressed by its beauty, took some samples to his country, and the flower was named Poinsettia

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The most popular varieties are Freedom, La Subjidi, Joy Pink and White Red Angel

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Currently there are more than 400 varieties of the plant

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Dark green leaves with jagged edges and red, yellow, white and marbled petals, Cuetlaxóchitl, Nochebuena, or Poinsettia, is a flower of pre-Hispanic heritage placed among the most popular symbols of Christmas.

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