Euphorbia: Generalities

This plant belongs to the genus euphorbia, and is native to Mexico; in fact the custom of giving them at Christmas comes from America. A Mexican legend wants it as a plant donated by a poor man to the Child of Jesus; still today it is used as a symbol of Christmas, as a good omen for the months to come, given the bright and joyful colors that remind us of spring, a period of sowing and harvest. In addition to this meaning, the Christmas Star also invites us to remember that very expensive gifts are not necessary, even a flower can be a welcome gift, just thinking.