Under The Jakfruit Tree

The Jamaican Poinsettia is native to Jamaica, and a relative of the Christmas Poinsettia.  Unlike the poinsettia you buy at Christmas, this large shrub or small tree, 12-15′, flowers year round.  However, like the Christmas Poinsettia, flowering is dependent on no external light sources being present.  So, no porch lights or security lights can shine on this tree at night in order for it to flower.  In Jamaica, this small tree grows in limestone soils with little rainfall, so it makes an ideal candidate for S. Florida, when planted in a sunny location.

We have various sizes ranging from small seedlings to flowering size specimens.  Come take a look at one growing in the ground to give you an idea what to expect.

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