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Painted-leaf, Wild Poinsettia
Also known as Cyathophora picta, Poinsettia cyathophora
|Size:||2.0 to 3.0 ft tall by 1.0 to 2.0 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Annual to short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Considerations:||Euphorbia cyathophora can be quite aggressive at times invading potted plants. Sap is a skin irritant and toxic.|
|Propagation:||From herbaceous stem cuttings. Readily self-seeds. From seed.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||6.1 to 7.8|
Bees, butterflies and moths are attracted to the nectar and/or pollen.
|Native Habitats:||Hammocks, pinelands, disturbed areas.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
There are colorful bracts surrounding the flower head.
This plant is found across the southern US and its range extends northward into the central plains. The range in the western panhandle may be disjunct from the range further south and east in Florida.