The Power of Poinsettias

the power of poinsettias

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The stockings are hung on our chimneys with care and our Christmas Trees are sparkling with ornaments and holiday flare. To complete your Christmas décor, deck your halls with the perfect Poinsettias!




Poinsettias are a distinctive plant and a popular addition to any holiday décor. They are native to the rocky canyons of Guatemala and Mexico. Poinsettias were cultivated by the Mayans and Aztecs to be used for fabric dye and medicinal benefits.

In the 1600’s, Poinsettias started being associated with the Christmas holiday in southern Mexico. The priests would use the colorful leaves to create gorgeous nativity scenes. Poinsettias were introduced in the United States around 1827 by Joel Robert Poinsett, our nation’s first ambassador to Mexico. As Poinsettias grew in popularity, they were named after him.



lena pope

This holiday season, we will be donating 10% of our Poinsettia purchases to support Lena Pope and their mission to give children the best possible start in life! With your support, Poinsettias will make a powerful impact in our community and add the holiday spirit to your home.

Lena Pope is a non-profit organization based in Fort Worth. They are committed to improving the well-being of children and their families by providing prevention and early intervention programs that increase child and family resiliency. Their evidence-based programs offer a range of services including mental health counseling, behavior interventions, and education programs focused in social and emotional learning. Lena Pope works every day to meet the emotional, behavioral, and intellectual needs of children, youth, adults, and families. For more information about Lena Pope, visit

Let’s support their amazing mission to invest in children, engage with families, improve our community!



Poinsettias from Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery are selected for their unmatched quality! They are hand-picked from premium growers to ensure that you receive the best of the best. For easy shopping, here is a look at our beautiful selections*!

*Please Note: Poinsettia availability may vary by store location.


No other plant says ‘Christmas’ like the dazzling colors of classic Poinsettias! The bold leaves capture the joyous sentiments of the holidays with bright, vibrant colors. Available in a variety of sizes to perfectly enhance your home décor!


red poinsettia


white poinsettia


pink poinsettia


marble poinsettia



white princettia

Princettia® is a new style of Poinsettia. They have a naturally compact growth habit with strong branching, making it a perfect addition to any tablescape. The colorful bracts are smaller and more bountiful than traditional Poinsettias.

princettia poinsettias

Available vibrant flowers of the whitest white, pinkest pink, and more! You will love the compact blooms and full appearance of Princettia®!



christmas display with poinsettias

You can decorate your home with Poinsettias in many ways, from tabletops to patios. You can plant them in your favorite pottery or enjoy them with a decorative foil wrap.

decorative foil wrap

Our decorative foil wraps come in classic Christmas colors of red, green, and gold. At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have a range of sizes available to fit your 4.5-inch to 10-inch Poinsettias. Simply, slip the decorative foil wrap around the plastic container for easy decorating, gifting, and more!

poinsettias with decorative foil wrap

To plant your Poinsettias in pottery, start with Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil. Fill your container, leaving room for your plant.

calloway's premium container potting soil

Then, remove the Poinsettia from the plastic container and gently break up the root ball. Make a hole in your potting soil and place your plant.

plant poinsettias in potting soil

Add more potting soil if needed and water in thoroughly.



Did you know that Poinsettias are tropical plants? They enjoy partial sunlight during the day, but they can thrive indoors with little light. Place near a sunny window for the best exposure. Poinsettias prefer temperatures between 65 and 70 degrees during the day, but they prefer slightly lower temperatures at night.

Watering Poinsettias is vital to the health of your plants. Make sure to water when the surface of the soil feels dry.

To avoid leaf loss and maintain happy and healthy Poinsettias, keep these considerations in mind:

  1. Do not place your plant against a cold window or near a cold draft.
  2. Avoid keeping your Poinsettias in areas that are too warm or too dry.
  3. If your leaves start to wilt and the soil feels dry, that means your plant is thirsty and needs water.



poinsettia mix

To better serve you, at your community Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have convenient ways to shop for Poinsettias! Shop our community stores or shop online for Curbside Pickup or Delivery to save you time this holiday season!

Stop by today and explore our entire selection of seasonal plants! Have questions? Ask our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals; they are here to help!