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Posted by csflor on December 17, 2011 Central Square Florist News

Poinsettia Toxicity Myth

You can be assured when sending poinsettia plants to Boston or purchasing plants in our Cambridge location that they are not Toxic as the poinsettia is the most widely tested consumer plant on the market today, proving the myth about the popular holiday plant to be false:

Poinsettia and Pets

As with any non-food product, the poinsettia is not meant to be eaten and can cause varying degrees of discomfort; therefore, the plant should be kept out of the reach of young children and curious pets.

Poinsettia and Latex Allergies

According to the American Latex Allergy Association, only about 1 percent to 6 percent of the general population is allergic to latex, and “… one would have to have significant contact with the poinsettia plant’s latex directly to have an allergic reaction … only a small drop of latex that can be immediately wiped off of the skin is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.”