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Euphorbia cyathophora, Euphorbia heterophylla, Poinsettia cyathophora, Summer Poinsettia, Wild Poinsettia, Fire on the mountain

Euphorbia cyathophora, Euphorbia heterophylla, Poinsettia cyathophora

Summer Poinsettia, Wild Poinsettia, Fire on the mountain
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Mexica
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageIrritating

Euphorbia cyathophora - poinsettia of United States and eastern Mexico; often confused with Euphorbia heterophylla. Euphorbia - type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice.

Euphorbia cyathophora usually having milky often poisonous juice.

Life cycle - annual, the plant grow upto 2ft tall; flowers - orange bracts. Bright red leaf surfaces near the flowers are much showier than the flowers themselves.

Light sun and ordinary garden soil. From seed germinate at room temperature. Self-seeds moderately in the garden.


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