As I have shared with you before, flores de Pascua or pascuas, are the most popular Christmas floral displays. Poinsettias are also given as Christmas presents very often in Guatemala.
Although the most popular color for poinsettias is rojo, in Antigua Guatemala one can find Pascuas in these colors: yellow, white, salmon pink, mixed colors and freckled at your local nursery and shops.
Indigenous to Guatemala and Mexico, the poinsettia was first described by Europeans in 1834. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays. Wild poinsettias occur from Mexico to southern Guatemala, growing on mid-elevation, Pacific-facing slopes. Source: Wikipedia
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