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.
Leaves color can be: green, red or both, leaves lobed 5-10 mostly 9 lobes can be pointed lobe in the top.
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 growing Castor beans:
What is the best way to start growing Castor beans:
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction / Basal shoot
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction in Castor beans?
Difficulties/Problems with growing Castor beans:
Poisonous, invasive, basal shoot
When is the best time to plant a Castor beans plant:
Spring / Autumn in warmer climates
Pests and diseases in Castor beans:
Larva, castor butterfly
When is the best time to prune a Castor beans plant?
How to prune a Castor beans:
Just for design and if there is little children also the bud of the bloom
What is the size of a Castor beans plant?
Growth speed in Castor beans:
Castor beans Irrigation Water Management:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Castor beans:
Full Sun / Half Shade
It is possible to grow Castor beans indoor?
Growing Castor beans is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Castor beans bloom?
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