Jamaican Poinsettia
Euphorbia punicea

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: punicea (pun-IK-ee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Spring Valley, California

Mulberry, Florida

Palm Beach, Florida

Stuart, Florida

La Porte, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 14, 2015, tropicallaporte from La Porte, TX wrote:

I have had my Jamaican Poinsettia for 2 years now, purchased down in the Texas lower valley. I got my first pod a couple of weeks ago, started watching it daily. I noticed the seed pod turning dark and figured it was getting close to popping open. I use a fine mesh bag to wrap seed pods on several plant to secure the seeds. It worked well on my Jamaican Poinsettia. I plan on setting the seeds in growing pot this week.