Euphorbia cyathophora



Synonyms:  Poinsettia cyathophora

wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 2.0 to 3.0 ft    Width: 1.0 to 2.0 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      yellow,green
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Considerations: Can be quite aggressive at times invading potted plants. It is native to North America but generally more common in the south and southeast. Possibly possibly also native in Central America (i.e. Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama), the Caribbean and South America (i.e. Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and Chile). Introduced into other warm countries including Australia, but it is not generally considered to be invasive.
Propagation: From herbaceous stem cuttings. Readily self-seeds. Easily grown seed.
Availability: Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: 6.1 to 7.8


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Hammocks, pinelands, disturbed areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

The flowers themselves are not showy, but there are large colorful bracts surrounding the flower head. While more common in the southern half of Florida, the range of this species extends into the southwestern and central America and throughout much of the eastern United States. Sap is reported to be toxic (irritating).