Poinsettias, or Flor de Nochebuena, are readily available beginning the first week of December. Locally, you can find them at the Tianguis market in La Peñita and at both viveros (nurseries) near La Colonia.

The viveros typically have a large selection of beautiful poinsettias including the three different varieties shown below…

Poinsettias range in price from $30-80 pesos depending on the variety and size of the plant.

Poinsettias typically bloom in November and December and are most often purchased as gifts and for decoration during the holiday season. However, poinsettias are perennial flowering shrubs that can grow up to 10-feet tall in their native Mexico. I spotted these two poinsettias growing on a side street in La Peñita last April… still in bloom.

by Allyson Williams – Updated December 19, 2013

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