Redleaved Castorbean (Ricinus Communis Red) 8 seeds (#2210)
About the product
An impressive annual plant with decorative maroon-green palm leaves. Small flowers, gathered in large, compact, maroon inflorescences. It looks great as a solitaire on lawns and in garden groups.
Ornamentally, it's grown for it large, bold, sharply lobed red leaves. In summer, spikes of red flowers are produced followed by spiny, oval, red to brown fruit capsules. These should be removed because the seeds within the capsules are highly dangerous and look like beans to children.
Castor bean grows best in full sun and average to poor, well-drained soil. It makes a bold, colorful accent for mixed borders and annual beds. It becomes very large and bushy, so be sure to provide it ample space. Plants are very frost sensitive and will quickly die when the cold comes. Discard in the garbage and refrain from composting castor bean. Do not grow it where children play because it poses serious health concerns.
Genus - Ricinus
Species - Communis
Variety - Red
Common name - Redleaved Castorbean
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 14
Height - 1,50 - 2,50 m
Spread - 0,50 - 1 m
Plant type - Annual in zones 4-8, Shrub in zones above
Vegetation type - Deciduous or evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, laom, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Tropical
Bloom season - Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Dark Red-green / light red
Soak in warm water for 6 hours and sow 10mm deep.
Keep the soil moist, germinate in warm place, move to the light bright place immediately after the germination appears.