Poinsettia Song Teapot For One
Our beautiful Poinsettia Song Christmas "teapot for one" is truly lovely! It's the perfect size for the days when you want to drink tea alone or need something small for traveling. Its vibrant colors and gold trim is sure to please.
The teapot measures 6" wide (from spout to handle), is 4" tall and holds 1 cup of water. The cup measures 4" wide and 2" tall. The saucer is 5.5" wide.
Dishwasher safe but handwashing is recommended.
Fun facts about the poinsettia flower:
1. The main attraction of this beautiful flower is not the flower itself but the leaves.
2. There are more than 100 varieties of poinsettia! They come in multiple colors.
3. The poinsettia can get up to 12 feet tall with leaves measuring 6 to 8 inches across. Wow!
4. Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, an amateur botanist, introduced the plant to the United States in 1828, (hence the name of the plant) after discovering them in Mexico.
5. December 12 is National Poinsettia Day. The United States has observed this official day since the mid-1800s in honor of Joel Poinsett. Mr. Poinsett died Dec.12, 1851.
6. The poinsettia is considered a poisonous plant. However, according to several websites, the plant has been tested repeatedly and cleared of this charge by authorities such as the National Poison Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and the American Medical Association. But, the plant should not be eaten and still kept out of reach of small children and pets. If eaten, the plant may cause stomach upset and skin irritation.
7. Most of the poinsettias we enjoy at Christmas are grown in California.
8. Poinsettias have been called the lobster flower because of their red color.
9. To prolong the life of this beautiful Christmas plant, avoid hot or cold drafts. Keep the soil moist and place in a room with natural light. The best temperatures are around 60 to 70 degrees F. Water when the soil begins to dry. It may be too late to keep the plant alive if you wait until the leaves begin to wilt. Poinsettias are highly sensitive to cold temperatures.
10. Poinsettias were traditionally used in religious ceremonies since the Aztecs believed that red was the symbol of purity. The poinsettia is known as the “Flower of the Holy Night” in Mexico and Guatemala.