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The poinsettia is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family. The species is indigenous to Mexico. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays.
The species is a tall, rangy shrub that grows to a height of 10 ft. It has large, dark green, oval leaves that are “toothed” on the sides and pointed at the tips.
Care for Poinsettia
You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
The vining plant is prone to spider mites, which can be combated with horticultural oil or neem oil.