Castor beans grow and care – shrub or small tree of the genus Ricinus also known as Castor bean, Castor beans perennial evergreen or cold deciduous and in colder areas annual, used as ornamental hedge drought tolerant plant or medical plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ (as perennial) 6+ (as annual).
Leaves color can be: green, red or both, leaves lobed 5-10 mostly 9 lobes can be pointed lobe in the top.
Castor beans flower
Flower color can be: red, orange or green with red for female flower male flowers green and yellow, the flowers grow on inflorescences and looks like pompon.
Castor beans for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Castor beans growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction / Basal shoot Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No Difficulties or problems when growing: Poisonous, invasive, basal shoot Spring / Autumn in warmer climates Planting season: Larva, castor butterfly Pests and diseases: Pruning season: All year How to prune: Just for design and if there is little children also the bud of the bloom Size of the plant? 1-10 m, 3-30 feet Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing Small amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Blooming information Summer / Autumn / Winter (rarely in hot summer) Bloom season: General information about the flower Pompon flower color can be: red, orange or green with red for female flower male flowers green and yellow, the flowers grow on inflorescences Scientific name:
Categories of growing
Autumn Planting, Spring Planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Annual plant, Deciduous, Evergreen, Perennial plant, Shrub, Tree
Colored leaves, Drought tolerant plants, Ground fixing plants, Hedging plants, Medical uses, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 13, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental flower, Ornamental fruit, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Autumn flowers, Spring flowers, Winter flowers
Green flower, Orange flower, Red flower, Yellow flower