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Poinsettia
Euphorbia pulcherrima

Euphorbiaceae

Common Christmas plant with showy bracts; shrub; milky sap; toothed leaves with long petioles.

Plant Form or Habit: upright

Plant Use: rotational color pot plant

Exposure: medium

Flower Color: red, yellow, white bracts

Blooming Period: winter

Height: 2-4 feet

Width: 1-4 feet

Foliage Texture: medium

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: medium

Additional Comments: Bright light with uniform temperatures. Allow soil to dry slightly; avoid drafts; night length triggers color.

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