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Japanese Poinsettia

Euphorbia tithymaloides


My 500th :)) Euphorbia tithymaloides, of family Euphorbiaceae, called Christmas Candle, Devil's Backbone, Japanese Poinsettia, Redbird Flower, Slipper Flower, is a perennial succulent spurge. An erect shrub, native to tropical and subtropical North America and Central America.


Backyard garden.


Euphorbia tithymaloides has a large number of household names used by gardeners and the public. Among them are Buck-thorn, Cimora Misha, Christmas Candle, Devil's Backbone, Fiddle Flower, Ipecacuahana, Jacob's Ladder, Japanese Poinsettia, Jew's Slipper, Jewbush, Milk-Hedge, Myrtle-Leaved Spurge, Padus-Leaved Clipper Plant, Red Slipper Spurge, Redbird Cactus, Redbird Flower, Slipper Flower, Slipper Plant, Slipper Spurge, Timora Misha, and Zig-Zag Plant. In other parts of the world, it is known as gin-ryu (Japan); pokok lipan and penawar lipan (Indonesia); airi, baire, and agia (India); aperejo (Yoruba); sapatinho do diablo (Brazil); itamo real (Puerto Rico); pantoufle (France); and zapatilla del diablo (Mexico).

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Thank you Ali, appreciate your comments and faves. :)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

So Sweet!

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 2, 2013
Submitted on Mar 5, 2013

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