Scientific Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima Form: Oval - horizontal
Common Name:poinsettiaTexture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:EuphorbiaceaeHabit: Irregular, Stiffly upright, Twiggy, Spreading
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Flowering pot plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):3 - 5m x 1.5 - 2.0m
Origin: Mexico, Central America Hardiness Zone:Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glandular hairs, Ovate, Entire, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Cyathium, Yellow, Jan- Nov- Dec
Fruit: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Schizocarp, Green, Brown, Feb- Mar
Exposure:
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Key ID Features:Plant often used indoors at Christmas; stem exudes white sap when broken; flowers yellow, not showy, encircled with coloured bracts commonly red (white or pink cvs.).