Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima 'Red Velvet') in the Euphorbias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Other: In the genus Euphorbia, the flowers are reduced in size and aggregated into a cluster of flowers called a cyathium (plural cyathia). This feature is present in every species of the genus Euphorbia but nowhere else in the plant kingdom.
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
Resistances: Birds
Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Toxicity: Other: All members of the genus Euphorbia produce a milky sap called latex that is toxic and can range from a mild irritant to very poisonous.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Other: Preferably in the spring, but summer will work also.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Discussion Threads about this plant
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What Perennials are you ordering 2018? by ge1836 Sep 17, 2018 3:23 PM 63
Where do you buy your containers from? Do you prefer glass or plastic? by RenaeC Mar 12, 2018 6:27 AM 69

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