The Wild poinsettia is an annual plant with upright stems that have medium green, fiddle-shaped leaves and colorful flower clusters. The flower clusters have bright red and green bracts that surround the true flowers, which are tiny and green and are in small, cup-shaped inflorescences. The inflorescences have a large nectar gland that produces nectar for bees and other insects. It is a true Poinsettia and was classified as Poinsettia cyathophora until Poinsettia was merged with Euphorbia. It is native to the southeastern United States and tropical America. It is easy to grow and is cultivated as a wildflower.
1. Soak the seeds in water for several hours.
2. Put a mixture of potting soil and sand or perlite into a pot with drainage holes in the base. The soil should be moist and well-drained.
3. Sow the seeds on the soil.
4. Water the seeds. Keep the soil moist but not wet.
5. When the plants are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.