Euphorbia heterophylla

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Fiddler's Spurge, Mexican Fireplant


Also known as Poinsettia heterophylla

Plant Specifics

Size:2-2.5 ft tall by 1 ft wide
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Yellow,green
Habitats:Ruderal, disturbed hammocks.


Recommended Uses:Back of a wildflower garden in a casual setting. Grown en-masse, this plant can be used as a temporary groundcover.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray