Ricinus communis
CASTOR OIL PLANT, CASTOR BEAN
Euphorbiaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
3m
Plant habit
 
2m

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Flowers: chartreuse or red

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Leaves: blue-grey; flushed red

Ornamental Fruit: red-brown prickly
 
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Ricinus communis
CASTOR OIL PLANT, CASTOR BEAN
Euphorbiaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
3m
Plant habit
 
2m

FEATURES

Flowers: chartreuse or red

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Leaves: blue-grey; flushed red

Ornamental Fruit: red-brown prickly


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical & oriental designs

Uses: informal screen, pot, large planter, accents, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: yes

Ingestion dangers: bark, bulb, fruit, green fruit, leaves, roots, sap, seeds, stems (all)






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