Scientific name - Euphorbia pulcherrima
Popular names - poinsetia, Stella di Natale.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Mexico.
Description - shrub, 20-50 cm high. Decidue leaves, oval, 10-15 cm long needle, or pointed. Flowers small, yellow-green, surrounded by bracts 15-20 cm long, red, pink or white.
Tolerances - not tolerate too hot environments, usacte and poorly lit, leaves turn yellow and fall.
Requirements - ambient light, even in full sun, moist. Grows well at 22 °C maximum temperature and minimum 15 °C. Temperatures can rise and lower, but not stand frost. Plants should be kept away from cold air currents, heat sources and temperature fluctuations. Substrate composed of peat, and sand in equal parts mranita. After flowering, which may keep2 months, loses bracteele and reinfloreste hard the second time, so good that after losing bracteelor plants be cut to 3-5 cm from the base is kept in environments with low temperature, light and allow to dry land . In March and April can restart wetting decant into a pot with new soil. To promote better flowering is that plants will be held for 14 hours at 10 o'clock darkness and light, for at least 8 weeks.
Management - is fertilizeaza with liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks during the winter, potassium and phosphorus. The wash every 2-3 days with little water.
Plastic or paper wrappings are removed. Ethylene can cause leaf roll.
Propagation - by period of rest when buds appear, you can make seedlings of 8-10 cm. To stop the latex is immersed in warm water or carbon powder, and treated the seedlings with hormones that stimulusEZE root. Are planted in pots with peat and grit. Ties takes place after 3-4 weeks.
Evergreen shrub, 1.2 m high. Strain with 4 edges. Leaves opposite, membranous, soft, dark green upper side and reddish on the underside, nervatiune obvious, limb oblong-lanceolata, margin entire, top acute, base cuneata, 8-12 x 20-30 cm. Cime axillary inflorescences. Calyx with 4 SEPA.
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Evergreen shrub. Branches erect. Leaves green, alternate or subverticilate, 6-21 x 2.5 cm, limb oblong, coriaceu, top acuminata, edge entire, nervatiune pinnate. Flowers arranged in terminal panicule, small flowers, hermaphrodite
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