Euphorbia pulcherrima

Poinsettia, Christmas flower, Mexican flame leaf, Christmas star, Winter rose, Mana angangbi (Manipuri);
The red bracts appear just when the winter starts and by the Christmas time all the bracts are bigger and more red and the plant looks very beautiful. The bracts will be there till March and then all be fell down.
Given as gifts on christmas in north american countries... comes in 40 cultivars... different colors and branching patterns and maturity dates that can be suited for all the 50 states and canada... are grown...;
Native of Mexico and central America; cultivated elsewhere. 
Euphorbia cyathophora is characterised by red patches at the bases of leaves around the cyathia. In E. pulcherrima, the leaves around the cyathia are completely coloured, red, yellow or yellow-orange;
Euphorbiaceae week- Euphorbia pulcherrima (Poinsettia): Sending a photo of Poinsettia.  This plant is also known by the name Christmas tree as the flower bracts appear during Christmas period. 
Here are my photographs of Euphobia pulcherrima
Euphorbia pulcherrima
Willd. ex Klotzsch, Allg. Gartenzeitung 2:27. 1834
syn: Poinsettia pulcherrima (Willd. ex Klotzsch) Graham
Common names: Christmas-flower, Christmas-star, lobsterplant, Mexican flameleaf, paintedleaf, poinsettia
Poinsettia-290611MN: Sending photos of  Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima ) . This is also known as Christmas tree as the bracts appear during the Christmas time.
Place : Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Date : 13th November 2010
Time : 7.00 a.m. 

yes, poinsettia, given as gifts on christmas in north american countries... comes in 40 cultivars... different colors and branching patterns and maturity dates that can be suited for all the 50 states and canada... are grown...
This spectacular show is thanks to a virus called Phytoplasma....
Poinsett introduced it in 1825 to USA from Mexico, where legend says that the poinsettia became associated with Christmas because the Mexicans regarded it as symbolic of the Star of Bethlehem, after the jesuit priests had been  preaching and converting natives in Mexico in the 17th and 18th century...

strangely it is called "Flor de Pascua", = "Easter flower" in spanish.
On the Island of Madeira I saw them growing wild and huge, and red as well as yellow.
no surprise... it grows profusely in Kolkata,
Flower bracts are red in Feb thru august or so, monsoon sees the red color reduced...
the picture enclosed was taken in Murshidabad Museum grounds in April 2011
Have seen them grow profusely upon establishing roots from the xmas plant ...
in Southearten USA backyards... I had many...  only thing they needed in the garden was atleast two months of total darkness... not street lights stealing in... if it flowers...
efloraindia: 031011 BRS 55: Pl. find the attached file contain photo of Poinsettia (*Euphorbia pulcherrima)*, Location NBNP garden, Anaikatti, Coimbatore Dist.,
12/10/2011/YRP/03/Chethalayam, Sultan Bathery, Wayanad.: Date & Time 12/10/2011
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS  Chethalayam, Wayanad.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type:      Wild
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb Shrub

Euphorbia pulcherrima  - commonly known as Christmas tree also the beautiful red bracts appear during the Christmas time.,Papaya%20Nursery,Nasik-DSCN1753.JPG?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrEGgLA9w3MSTO66maDrSc6AO3h_WQ8MbdtMjN1Ey-1u2l7hbQJypkfqoZ_xwvp7XtbdZPTWp8M_v5R-GKmpV9gLWzV2MOfnMP9NzyVdGw8Q1lpz40s,Papaya%20Nursery,Nasik-DSCN1752.JPG?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrEE-2gGguCU8_Onhe__m7M9fw5_DR1mpLpl6iQmBOdMEX6HjLpU8EGzJp6N9X_wxE45OYgzIKeK4gxgWGAJo21d7ht-ozdMOo1FcpEOJLQRarRS-so
Euphorbia for ID : 110112 : AK-2: Again these pictures of Euphorbia species taken at the same plant nursery.
A small potted plant.
Was told this was not Poinsettia but this was known as 'Fireball'
Kindly confirm id.
Some cultivars of Poinsettia {Euphorbia pulcherrima].
Yes, as ... says
ps there are hundreds of cultivars in trade.... thin narrow leaves, braoder shorter leaves... leaves of many
colors... bracts that open in middle of summer as in august or in time for christmas etc etc....
commonly known as poinsettia fireball (dwarf)
very beautiful capture ...
In the first pic I can see maharashrian rangoli (Laxminchi pavale) very nicely drawn and colored and two triangular tips probably of chandani. I like our paramparik rangolis very much. This has really added something unique to the feel of the pictures
The pots were kept near the sales counter of the nursery, thats how you can see the Rangoli.
I took these pictures & went for a round in the nursery, by the time I returned, the pot with red flowers was already gone...I mean sold.
Another picture of a flower I was trying to click, I think Gazania...a lady came & picked up the pot right in front of my eyes and I was left holding the camera! No picture!
Euphorbia pulcherrima (Poinsettia)-MN130112:  Sending photos of Euphorbia pulcherrima - commonly called Poinsettia from my balcony garden.
Place : Dombivli
Date : 13.01.12
The beautiful red bracts appear during the winter.

did you just buy it as such... or has been growing all summer in your balcony and just turned red?
I bought it as a small plant three years back from a nursery. Yes the red bracts appear just when the winter starts and by the Christmas time all the bracts are bigger and more red and the plant looks very beautiful. The bracts will be there till March and then all be fell down. I just gave a light pruning in March and the plant become tall with green leaves. No synthetic fertilisers, just cow dung and worm tea for its growth.
That's impressive... that it "flowers" in a balcony...
Now I need advice:
when you say cow patty... is that the dried stuff? or manured form , and how much per pot... how much does it reek of its nature? and Worm manure tea: how is it done in India and how much do you put in and how often...

The questions are because... am a bit confused about the "natural" stuff used here ... seems what I get at the local nurseries... in powdered form may not be all that they say it does...
Cow dung we get here in the dried form. Two handful each pot every three months. Worm tea I prepare myself. I got a worm bin from which I get the worm castings (worm manure) which I mix two handfuls for 1 litre of water and spray on the leaves every week and the remaining tea I put in the soil. It is a good tonic as well as organic pesticide. The plus point is that there is no side effects and no smell as in fish meals etc.
SYMBIOSIS : 272:   Attaching an image of a Tailed Jay butterfly on the flowers of Euphorbia pulcherrima.This plant is commonly known as POINSETTIA.
Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch from Bhedaghat Hotel Park:  Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch from Bhedaghat Hotel Park
weird ornamental.... : 5 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Thank you very very much for the ID. It took me quite some time to find its probable ID.
Euphorbia pulcherrima (Poinsettia) from our Balcony garden.
Lovely indeed.. nice beginning
The poinsettia's species name pulcherrima means "most beautiful" and that it is!
Euphorbia pulcherrima is named after Dr. J.R. Poinsett, and was introduced to gardeners in the early 19th century.
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. They emerge from smooth green erect stems. Flowers are borne at the stem tips in winter. The actual flowers are quite small (they are the yellow structures at the center of the brilliantly colored "bracts") The bracts are actually modified leaves - in the species there usually are 8 to 10 bracts that are 4-7 in long,%20flower%20to%20fruit%20transformation%20@%20bpt%20DSC09184.jpg?part=0.8&view=1&vt=ANaJVrGZSyHT8d3bb-7ujMCj0T6tkeu7p9oHmSG_i9Fw4BpaCTqkIbUq08oXwVydcUVhx978T68vuOt5ZDIEGBykrZg03YP64U-q1nc8zP0N6iXfVDv_xXg,%20leaf%20@%20Panchgini%20DSC03323.jpg?part=0.5&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFRGEIdPRtGdIx40R1-lr0vEXheYd4g1XyvRShccNCkti_uz_cy0PWl5yF1bI_EBVhMDd-a9Vu0BcJAvUSWmGX9A1TlZCl2r_JFBsv035VLn7AUNTs,%20inflorescence%20@%20Panchgini%20DSC03322.jpg?part=0.4&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHO2kRejZiFiA6GwxU11tYYD3dIz_mIyqG12ebmi6TKOwshrCmCliQAdSk0yacVQkBeEKKC7rLo_GZ8UlJPSWtG4c5XUfGwyCSIgjQ1_UPBFIh69cI,%20leaves%20&%20bracts%20@%20Panchgini%20DSC03319.jpg?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHssgC3QYNvJz9jLsq5YR6Zi_cCsOQs6hXiybBExS-OUpu-CLlGZ5TGBnsuS_4iRUMYPAmiE8nBjH-G6BAi9e0slcN-hKJzI3y8TQDoqsAN4_Y7XoM,%20flower%20to%20fruit%20transformation%20@%20bpt%20DSC09181.jpg?part=0.6&view=1&vt=ANaJVrEuM5zG_a6xl1-UhhZ6Acw7p8w6od4VsW-3neFvvFY5HBIm05MdmnjKga1Gma7V9eO4BdICE_B94CdfaIyP3gfHSP8wXeL8cOPYWqoW4jpTHdSJmjc,%20bracts%20@%20Panchgini%20DSC03320.jpg?part=0.3&view=1&vt=ANaJVrEF1-RSUuQLKziiYFVgSIQbWz7LF54hweZqb3O7dpli5E3z0ADD865ab5Mc6VaL5fjM6E7iRgs0f0WQLw49_gdfV-G1qIFMI1AxjA3HEGLbNZkbntk,%20habit%20@%20Panchgini%20DSC03324.jpg?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrEI5A4zl58P7lfdBQYELLAtseaEAjdP2X_ftqsurcpIOBgAkxbzWKYR_fGOE4zu6JZRa_89fwaB35EDRXhnEOdD4-0OKrqqSiRCYds9vo00iQaMyeQ
Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch, Panchgini & Mumbai.
Amongst all of Nature's wonders what really delights me is observing the transformation of a flower to fruit.
Excellent display
Euphorbia pulcherrima : Euphorbia pulcherrima from Valparai BRS 013 : Attachments (2).  3 posts by 2 authors.
Sharing the images of Euphorbia pulcherrima from Valparai.
Euphorbia pulcherrima (Poinsettia) from Mount Abu
Attached are pictures of Euphorbia pulcherrima from Sagar Upvan and Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai in February 2013.
Good photos.
Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. is one of the most popular ornamental shrub. Different varieties are visible here in Pantnagar. 
Seen at a plant nursery in Nasik.
Kindly validate.
Yes, this seems to be two cultivated varieties of the species, Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch. In this species the leaves surrounding the inflorescences are either red, yellow or yellowish green.
Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch 
Native of Mexico and central America; cultivated elsewhere. 
at Sagar Upvan, Mumbai on 08 DEC 07  
Fantastic clicks ... enjoyable..,Munnar-DSCN6426.JPG?part=0.4&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHfDv0RXUhkQhzNTRQmC5enYsHIhWqsChx7RwNkcjdwcLXVu4NBr6EtXIG2DF4W40tfoJXGGj8DPed6eqdSAES9jwyh_ymsHdBjslYPPz-iuCuy6Ig,Kodaikanal-P1050248.JPG?part=0.3&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFtNYs5wa3r25hdBhGBKgR9v6oFmDhFuJZ4HcQxy4rSZ9G4q1gga3R275XUHREZOmYfo39BgFuj7aPjUcO6MHy9o6r3v19cfclqSBhvmLN2sS1iOoY,Kodaikanal-P1050247.JPG?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFp9BJ62fwUtGweCebtM6CE3v_TwqCDkXpXzdyH43s4GP8iMU1MSJECKE-JSEloXyoIgLKJ_qAj1DXK_JeIkvrq0GFgGQfLxZ9gh4bETY4nIW4V5tE,Kodaikanal-DSCN6638.JPG?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFbmdzOTLjyFp5RkQ_kyxtCUSNU-5_fkcG1Le4_8jXl9Cmc8xFvbIKWQVwh_TRxNlI8ChpN3IOQbmXsFEiOznyJvvjBrAk0h9FplnZPxesbKAk6imQ
Sharing different colors of Euphorbia pulcherrima
Thanks for showing different shades of this ornamental.
I would like to add that most of these were found growing wild and not cultivated in Kodai & Munnar.
Euphorbiaceae Fortnight: Euphorbia pulcherrima from Delhi-GS-41 :  Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Euphorbia pulcherrima, a commonly cultivated shrub to small tree in Delhi
Beautiful photos Sir.
White cultivar Euphorbia pulcherrima 'Freedom White' from California
This is Euphorbia pulcherrima
There are a range of cultivars are available under cultivation, for example:
Euphorbia pulcherrima ‘Barbara Ecke Supreme’bright blood-red bracts
E. pulcherrima ‘Ecke’s White’ – cream-coloured bracts
E. pulcherrima ‘Rosea’ – pale pink, darkly veined bracts
Your plant seems to be the second one.,Nasik-P1010811.jpg?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrECO-G1Ar-L7WpyuPrF-LfDC3pT_AG-SNJWXRBF7m_gmvKoUhcpygj8TFhpR75k6DUydyzck85od0P0vljaQyHG_u3jhNnJPPnQNQMK0geseTx_hHE
Euphorbiaceae Fortnight : For ID : Nasik : 111113 : AK-73 :  Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
An ornamental plant seen at a plant nursery in Nasik.
Euphorbia pulcherrima?
This seems to be Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch. It can be confirmed only when in flower. If not it is an introduced species, so far not known in India.,Flower%20Show,Mumbai-DSCN2716.JPG?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrGGZ9gB1f4NFNKSzXuMOxfGeHN1e82FVWVRCU2e00IdKDx5BkRCFogUfbWm1KkOuWydk20iWl4x_zzFu8cdhEQWv4D1BAbUg4cz9LZgTyi_KBUS4gs
Seems a cultivar of Euphorbia pulcherrima?
Kindly confirm id.
Probably a cultivated variety of Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch.
At Shillong, i came across this "Poinsettia" (Euphorbia pulcherrima) in Creamy white colour. I think the red one's are more common.
This is a cultivated variety called Euphorbia pulcherrima cv. alba

I think this one is Euphorbia pulcherrima ...Kindly validate..
Yes, to me this cannot be anything else than Poinsettia....
Yes, this is Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch
Yes, this hybrid Euphorbia pulcherrima.
Eupho. fortnight-up 1 : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
id pl
Yes, this is Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch, a common cultivated garden plant.
Euphorbiaceae fortnight:: Euphorbiaceae Sp from Kalimpong (NSJ-14) :  Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
PL identify the Euphorbiaceae (Poinsettia) Sp from Kalimpong (Apr-09)
Euphorbia pulcherrima
This is Euphorbia pulcherrima (Poinsettia pulcherrima), a cultivated garden ornamental plant.
SYMBIOSIS : 481 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of Purple Sunbird (male) on the flowers of Euphorbia pulcherrima (POINSETTIA)
This is the first time I saw a Sunbird on the flowers of this plant.
SYMBIOSIS : 482 : Attachments (1).  1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of a Striped Albatross (male) butterfly on the flowers of Euphorbia pulcherrima.
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Attaching an image of a Mottled Emigrant butterfly on the flowers of Euphorbia pulcherrima.
SYMBIOSIS : 484 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author. 
Attaching an image of a Pale Grand Imperial butterfly on the flowers of Euphorbia pulcherrima.
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Attaching an image of a Psyche butterfly on the flowers of Euphorbia pulcherrima.

At the begining of the new year, posting my first post of the year with Poinsettia in a new color, Red & White, seen for the first time by me at the Lalbagh Nursery on 23/11/13.
Would like to know the cultivar name.
Very attractive ...
Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch (
; Family Euphorbiaceae
The poinsettia is native to Mexico.
The colored bracts—which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white or marbled—are often mistaken for flower petals because of their groupings and colors, but are actually leaves.
Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal  
Date: 10January 2018
Elevation: 4400 ft.
Can you please identify this flower ? 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) - 1 Mb.
I will be highly thankful, if somebody can identify this flower

Following are the details
Place himachal pradesh, Una
Date: 7/12/2018
Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) in full bloom at Christmas time in southern California. Bright red modified leaves.   

Doubtfull ID. Need to check further. Please send the habit photograph as well as the better picture of the flowers.

This image is downloaded from google. Courtesy : Arun nursery bangalore
Looks similar, they are calling it poinsettia fireball!
I think this is it, thank you all for your help!,%20Christmas%20flower%20(Euphorbis%20pulcherrima)%20at%20Jayanti,%20Duars,%20West%20Bengal%20I%20Picture%20444.jpg?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrEYklUA02ofJ_cPJhvHMeMFloUcMWJz2cqFeLfWD398uZQWfNamP65-W-5g6WMTqwvjzXKh5wiClGYEmZLSNUObwaHpo5Xqv17ONVKvpLQDmB9z01k,%20Christmas%20flower%20(Euphorbis%20pulcherrima)%20at%20Jayanti,%20Duars,%20West%20Bengal%20I%20Picture%20443.jpg?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrEMeRzIfrSI9DX-ob8ABvUXh1voH7x79qRWKt7xbF-XJeJZBvAMXmT9ImsTF4Z6zZNS_4NhpYucI_kIRLkwOjt5Ybae_qqdxheO98dL5c-ZgjQrR5w
from Karnataka : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Hassan (1000m), Karnataka, january 2019.
Wild, cultivated ?

Euphorbia pulcherrima  ?? 

Seems to be E.pulcherrima. Thank you
... at a resort  in Virajpet, Coorg
Date: November 10, 2019 ... Altitude: about 910 m (3000 ft) asl
Euphorbia pulcherrima  Willd. ex Klotzsch 

how tall was this. growing wild?
This plant and many were planted along hedge (not wild). They were about 6 - 8 ft.
I have in flower pot which is around 3 ft.
Namdroling Monastery (Golden Temple)  Bylakuppe, Coorg
Date: November 11, 2019 ... Altitude: about 1,024 m (3,360 ft) asl
Euphorbia pulcherrima  Willd. ex Klotzsch  

Pink poinsettia. very nice
Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch : 2 posts by 1 author. 2 images- 6 mb each.
Location: Kalimpong, WB, India
Date:  27  November 2019 
Elevation: 1350m.
Habitat: Cultivated,Nasik-IMG_20190315_121858166_HDR.jpg?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrGtAisZ0JQisXzJu9jxZXt1-SNUVX9ZkdmNw3wV2L500YrFuib7N0-dMwl98GYnIsRhb3JDw2kV5k4nV6N_iUHgeewwfdbt9yULVeLi9Jt1fNlOgx8,Nasik-IMG_20190315_121518235.jpg?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrGG6w-NCfbNxIfiGKgwbymiqJArWoEWkBJPxBb5YSw2WPXCItvyT_ushXJGZZ3kyy2zZ7s3njcNd5ccGB5O-wndKt6jFaiM9unw1LWE_pc6FFw11go
A new Cultivar seen at a plant nursery in Nasik.