This is the time of year that poinsettias are available and picking the right one for you might be difficult. ISU Extension Commercial Horticulture Field Specialist Patrick O’Malley says when looking for a poinsettia, the ones that are fresh and have bright-colored leaves are the best ones. He says to check it once a week to see if it needs to be watered.
O’Malley says poinsettias are not poisonous to humans and pets, contrary to popular belief. However, he advises pets should still be kept at a safe distance from the flower.