Warscewiczia ( Warszewiczia ) coccinea, Wild Poinsettia, Chaconia, Pride of Trinidad

Warscewiczia ( Warszewiczia ) coccinea

Wild Poinsettia, Chaconia, Pride of Trinidad
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Full sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Warscewiczia coccinea, or Wild Poinsettia, is native to tropical America and is a fast-growing shrub that thrives in full sun and regular water. This plant is grown in USDA Zones 9 to 11, and can grow up to nine feet tall, exhibiting striking red and crimson vinous flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

The Wild Poinsettia is considered an intriguing plant by gardeners due to its unique cluster of flowers that resemble a single bloom. It makes a great addition to any garden as it is an eye-catching shrub that adds color, texture, and life to any outdoor space.

Wild Poinsettia is an easy-to-care-for plant and will grow well in containers in cooler regions. To care for this plant, it needs well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter, a full sun location, and regular watering. When growing in a container, it should be planted with a high-quality potting mix and should be moderately watered, as over-watering could lead to root rot. Further, it should be fertilized twice a year, once in spring and again in fall. As it matures in size, it should be pruned occasionally to maintain its shape.

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