Question of the day: Are poinsettias really poisonous to children or pets?

Answer: The beautiful poinsettia is not toxic (though it is related to plants that are.) According to the POISINDEX information source – the primary resource used by the majority of poison control centers nationwide – a child who weighed 50 lbs. would have to eat over 500 poinsettia leaves to reach an even potentially toxic dose of compounds in the poinsettia plant. So decorate and enjoy.
Merry Christmas to all!