|Henreitte Ecke is a less well known variety. This variety is satisfactory only in the intense autumn light of Southern California. A popular Christmas plant, it becomes leggy with time. Small yellow flowers surrounded by large, showy, distinctive bracts. The plants can be kept alive year-round, but for the best show, discard and buy new ones every year. Bright green, coarse leaves to 6 inches are ovate with sometimes largely toothed margins.