How to grow Poinsettia

Poinsettia grow and care – succulent shrub‎ or small tree of the genus Euphorbia also known as Euphorbia pulcherrima, Poinsettia perennial evergreen or semi deciduous used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Poinsettia leaves

Leaves color green in elliptic shape.

Flower color is yellow and small grow in clusters

Bracts color can be: red, pink, yellow, orange, light green or white, bracts leaves that looks like the flowers and grow next to the flower

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How to grow Poinsettia growing and care:

Frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, if you want to choose the color

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
All year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mitess

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
0.6-4 m, 2-12 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / Winter

General information about the flower
Yellow small flowers grow in clusters, around the flowers grow bracts, in variety of color, color can be: red, pink, yellow, orange, light green or white

Scientific name:

Euphorbia pulcherrima

How to grow Poinsettia

Euphorbia pulcherrima plant

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Euphorbia pulcherrima plant care

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Poinsettia plant

Pink Leaves Poinsettia plant

Yellow Leaves Poinsettia plant

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Poinsettia plant care

Red Leaves Poinsettia plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Succulent
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13