Poinsettia
Euphorbia pulcherrima
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist daily at room temperatures above 22 °C, otherwise mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 5.5 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Christmas Star, Noche Buena
Family Euphorbiaceae
Other scientific names Poinsettia pulcherrima

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • pink
  • red
Leaf color
  • green
  • red
  • white
  • yellow