Golden Glo Poinsettia (Euphorbia cyathophora)

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Golden Glo Poinsettia is a cultivar of the Euphorbia pulcherrima species, which stands out with its unique bright yellow bracts that intensify in color as they mature. This heat-tolerant variety is an excellent choice for mini-production and mix planters. It adds a vibrant touch to any holiday display and makes it suitable for indoor environments where space is at a premium.

Botanical Name
Euphorbia pulcherrima ‘Golden Glo’
Plant Type
Perennial shrub
Family
Euphorbiaceae
Height
Typically grows to about 12-18 inches tall.
Foliage
The leaves are lance-shaped, bright green, and often have red or orange veins.
Climate
Thrives in warm and tropical climates.
Sun Exposure
Prefers bright, indirect sunlight.
Soil
Well-draining soil with good moisture retention.
Hardiness Zones
Suitable for USDA hardiness zones 9-11.
Flower Color
While not true flowers, the golden bracts give this plant its name and allure.
Season Features
Blooms during the holiday season, typically winter.
Special Features
Its unique coloration makes it a standout choice for holiday decor and gifts.
Toxicity
Like all poinsettias, it is mildly toxic to pets and humans if ingested.
  • Broad leaves and large, flat bracts create its signature look.
  • Native to Mexico and Central America. It is found in open fields, disturbed areas, and along roadsides.
  • Upright growth habit, with showy bracts.
  • Propagation is typically done through cuttings to maintain the plant’s characteristics.
  • Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Golden Glo Poinsettia symbolizes holiday cheer and celebration, adorning homes, offices, and public spaces during the festive season.
  • It can be susceptible to common poinsettia pests and diseases, including whiteflies, aphids, and fungal infections.
  • It typically grows to a modest height, making it perfect for indoor decoration.

FAQs

How often should I water Golden Glo Poinsettia?

Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry, allowing excess water to drain away to prevent root rot.

Can I keep Golden Glo Poinsettia outdoors year-round?

Golden Glo Poinsettia is best suited for outdoor cultivation in mild climates or as a seasonal outdoor plant in cooler regions.

How do I encourage Golden Glo Poinsettia to rebloom?

To encourage reblooming, provide the plant with 12-14 hours of darkness each night starting in late September until the bracts begin to color up, typically around November.

Is Golden Glo Poinsettia suitable for indoor containers?

Yes, Golden Glo Poinsettia thrives in containers indoors as long as it receives bright, indirect sunlight and consistent moisture.

Can I propagate Golden Glo Poinsettia from seeds?

While it is possible to propagate Poinsettias from seeds, it is more commonly done through stem cuttings for reliable and uniform results.

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