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Euphorbia pulcherrima/Poinsettia

Euphorbia pulcherrima / Euphorbia pulcherrima
Annual Christmas poinsettia tree display at the Biedenharn Foundation conservatory in Monroe, LA
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Annual Christmas poinsettia tree display at the Biedenharn Foundation conservatory in Monroe, LA

Typical poinsettia with its colorful bracts (modified leaves) and small less significant center floral parts

Poinsettias are offered in many colors, flower types,and sizes. The remaining images are examples of several contemporary varieties






















Massing plants in a conservatory setting during the holiday season

Disney World in Florida has many poinsettia tree at the Christmas season

A container plant with poinsettias and Dusty Miller

Ground beds of poinsettias and Dustiy Miller

Hanging baskets at Disney World

Sharp contrast of silver Dusty Miller and red of the poinsettia

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Scientific Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Common Name: Poinsettia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: White, Pink, Red, Various, Multicolored
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: The traditional Christmas flower coming in many colors, sizes and types of flowers. The showy flower is really composed of leaf-like bracts. Flowers naturally only under short days, generally in late fall or early winter.