Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

(Euphorbia pulcherrima)
Christmas Star, Crown of the Andes, Noche Buena, Flor de Pascua

Poinsettia-LeavesPoinsettia Leaves

Poinsettia’s are well known for their red and green foliage and as such are a commercially viable plants species of the spurge family used for Christmas decoration. Typically they can reach from 24 in. to 13 ft. The leaves typically bears dark green leaves  that are from 3 in. to 6 in. in length. The bracts can range in color from cream, orange, pale green, pink, white or marbled, but most often they are flaming red. The bracts are typically mistaken as flower petals when in fact they are actually leaves. The actual flowers are unassuming and can be found in the center of each leaf bunch.

Poinsettia-PlantPoinsettia Plant

Indigenous to Mexico and Central America. Poinsettia’s can also be found in United States, Australia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cost Rica, Malta and Egypt.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:

Clinical Symptoms:
Irritating to the mouth and stomach, sometimes causing diarrhea and vomiting. If your dog has sensitive skin an allergic reaction may occur if the latex contacts the skin.


 Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.

 If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
contact your local veterinarian or
the ASPCA’s 24-hour emergency poisoning hotline directly