Euphorbia Punicea 'Jamaican Poinsettia'

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Basic Info

Euphorbia Punicea is known be a beautiful succulent that is able to reach up to around 1.8 m (6ft) tall. One of the most notable features of the plants are the long leaves that reach to the ground. These leaves are strong green and can drop from the plant If grown in colder temperatures. When the plant flowers you can expect it to produce golden-yellow flowers.

Scientific Classification

Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
Tribe: Euphorbieae
Genus: Euphorbia

Care and Propagation Information


Euphorbia Punicea ‘Jamaican Poinsettia’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Jamaican Poinsettia healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Euphorbia Punicea ‘Jamaican Poinsettia’

This succulent type is a unique one that blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy golden-yellow flowers. It is a nice addition to your collection of plants especially if you have it displayed in a beautiful pot.

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Quick Facts:

Where to Plant

Euphorbia Punicea ‘Jamaican Poinsettia’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 10b-11b which is around -1.7°C (35°F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Jamaican Poinsettia in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

When selecting what pot to use be sure that you understand the difference between the material used (See our guide on how to pick the best plant pot).

How to Propagate Euphorbia Punicea ‘Jamaican Poinsettia’

Jamaican Poinsettia can be propagated by cuttings or seeds. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. You can learn all about How To Repot Succulents in our guide.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Euphorbia Punicea ‘Jamaican Poinsettia’ From Cuttings

When propagating Jamaican Poinsettia from cuttings, cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

How to Propagate Euphorbia Punicea ‘Jamaican Poinsettia’ Using Seeds

This succulent type is a slow grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is not recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.

Origin and Habitat

Euphorbia Punicea ‘Jamaican Poinsettia’ is native to Jamaica.

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