RICINUS COMMUNIS 'RED GIANT'

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Ricinus communis red giant

RICINUS COMMUNIS 'RED GIANT'

$4.70 / packet

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Description

This selected form of Ricinus, the "Castor Oil Plant", has brighter red leaves and seed heads than many other forms, the deep red/bronze shiny leaves only producing their strongest leaf colour when in full sun and as it matures, and please note, the first few leaves will just be green! This absolutely stunning plant will in time grow into a tree in warmer countries. Please note that these seeds are extremely poisonous if eaten.

Sowing Advice

For best results, sow seeds in good light at any time onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Seeds should ideally germinate in between 2 and 6 weeks although they make take considerably longer. Pot on seedlings before finally planting out into a container or a well-drained spot.

Key Facts

Family:Euphorbiaceae

Common name:CASTOR OIL PLANT

Classification:Half hardy shrub

Height:1.8m

Packet Content:8 (Approx)

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