FOTD – June 24 – Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

I bought this plant in a post-Christmas sale for 50c it was in a tiny 40mm ( ~2 in) pot , was around 80 mm (3in) high and had definitely seen ‘better days’. There was a fair chance it would not survive to see the New Year.

6 months later and it has been in show-off mode for over a month now! (It’s Winter Down Under).

(Click on a pic to open in a new window and click again to see enlarged detail!) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - Poinsettia2


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This is the closest this Poinsettia is ever going to get to having snow on it’s bracts! We’ve actually had some decent rainfall this month ( the Entire month actually!):-)

link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – June 24, 2019 – Wildflowers (Columbia Gorge)



    • Am definitely considering this Judy! The tricky part is where i can plant it so it will not burn to a frazzle in the heat of Summer and can be watered…. and where there is a free spot! 😉


      • I built my studio a few feet from where my Xmas poinsettia was planted by a wall so there was only two or three feet between the wall and studio.. It grew into a tree without my realizing it. But yes, you do have more heat than we do in my part of Mexico. Are you in Queensland?

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        • I’m In Perth… South West part of country. In Summer we get massive high pressure systems that suck all the hot desert air from 60% of the country and pours it over onto us!


        • Generally they do pretty well outside – it’s only really 10-15 days a year we have ‘bad’ hot weather, but they do need watering almost daily Dec – May.

          Am thinking about bringing this one inside – never had one as a house plant before. 🙂


  1. It’s a beautiful plant which I remember my mum always bought at X-mas. We call it Julstjärna in Swedish and use it as a plant for inside. I’ve seen it also here in Malta but never had one myself.

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    • It is a very ‘Christmassy’ plant, especially in the USA. I normally have some outside in pots but am thinking of bringing this one inside as it’s so pretty. 🙂

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