Poinsettia, Christmas Star, Christmas Flower
|Varieties include the popular, upright, shrubby Poinsettia, the unusual, perennial, trailing Myrtle Euphorbia, and the annual Snow-on-the-Mountain with its showy foliage. The flowers are tiny, colored yellow to green, and are often surrounded by leaves colored like petals, called bracts, which look like flowers, in white, pink, red or green. The white sap can irritate skin and eyes, and is sometimes poisonous to humans and some animals. Requires good soil drainage and full sun. Start by division and seed.
The showy, petal-like bracts are various shades and blends of white, yellow, pink, and red. Flowers are yellow and inconspicuous.
Attributes - Euphorbia pulcherrima
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Late Fall through Mid Spring
Flower Color: Pink, Red, White, Yellow
Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Width: 8 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10
Notes: Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Damping-off, Mealybugs.
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