Plant Care Japanese Poinsettia

Japanese Poinsettia

4.8 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Japanese Poinsettia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Japanese Poinsettia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Devil's Backbone, Redbird Flower and Slipper Flower


Euphorbia tithymaloides

How to care for Japanese Poinsettia


How often to water your Japanese Poinsettia

Water needs for Japanese Poinsettia
0.5 cups
every 12

Japanese Poinsettia needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Japanese Poinsettia

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Japanese Poinsettia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Poinsettia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Japanese Poinsettia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Japanese Poinsettia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Japanese Poinsettia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Japanese Poinsettia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Japanese Poinsettia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Japanese Poinsettia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Japanese Poinsettia

Japanese Poinsettia

Japanese Poinsettia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Japanese Poinsettia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Japanese Poinsettia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Japanese Poinsettia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Japanese Poinsettia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Japanese Poinsettia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Marilyn avatar
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 160 XP
globe New York

This plant is very easy plant to grow and maintain. It has basically taken care of itself :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Egotopia avatar
leaf-1 118 Plants
xp 5,123 XP
globe Jacksonville, Florida

Very easy to propagate. The plant I have is made up of one cutting I took from a public plant 👀

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Nictac2 avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 40 XP
globe Centreville, Virginia

IT TURNS PINK WHEN THE SUN IS BRIGHT IDK WHAT MORE YOU NEED! it is also very cool looking. it is great

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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