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Zanzibariensis Castor Bean

4 reviews

Ricinus communis

 

A monster-sized castor bean. This variety is from Zanzibar, reaching over 12-15 feet in one season with green leaves that grow to over 2 feet across and purple tinted stems.  

15 seeds 

 

PLANTING

Annual 

Germination: 7-14 days, soaking seeds for 12-24 hours aids in germination.

Seed Planting Depth: 1" deep

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-80 degree F soil temperature. Using peat, cow,or paper pots can help with the stress of transplanting, they grow delicate roots and successful transplanting can be challenging. Transplant into the garden after the last frost. Water seedlings regularly until established. 

Outside Sowing: Only in zones 8-10

Growth Habit: Upright and branching

Height and Width: 10-15 feet

Spacing: 4-5 feet apart

Light Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:  Loose, rich, well drained. The richer the soil the larger the plants will grow

Approximate days to flower from seed:  

Uses: Adds a tropical look to gardens, impressive quick growth for filling in garden spaces.

Care:  Mix compost or well rotted manure into the soil before transplanting. Seeds are poisonous and cutting the flowers stalks before or after they bloom can keep the plants from self seeding, especially in areas above zone 8.

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ZO
09/12/2021
Zay O.
United States
I recommend this product
Easy to grow

Quick fast delivery. Looking forward to my order

KA
07/03/2021
karen a.
United States United States
I recommend this product
caastor bean seeds

i love shopping at pinetree, they are still growing

MW
03/26/2020
Maria W.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Zanzaibariensis Castor Bean

This is review is for castor beans bought and planted in 2019. Arrived promptly as always. 100% germination and beautiful plant.

CS
06/26/2018
christopher s.
United States
Customer Review.

Excellent! Positively excellent. Nothing to note to improve. Attentive service. A+ seeds. ~98% germination. After 11 years of operating my own business, PineTree Seeds are truely one of my most dependable suppliers.