Castor beans growing 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.

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Requirements for Castor beans growing and care:

Warm season

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

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn in warmer climates

Pests and diseases:
Larva, castor butterfly

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

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn / Winter (rarely in hot summer)

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:

Ricinus communis

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