Every year, some well-meaning person will warn of the dangers of the poinsettia. This is an urban legend that simply will not die.
Its reputation as a toxic plant is undeserved. It’s been tested for toxicity and passed as safe.
"The American Floral Society commissioned Ohio State University to conduct a toxicity test," said David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. "They fed the ubiquitous laboratory rat poinsettia