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Zanzibariensis Castor Bean

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

Ricinus communis

Annual 

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

Seed Planting Depth: 1" deep

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-80ºF 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:24-48" 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:  90-100 days

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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NH
09/02/2022
Nancy H.
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Love love y’all store Easy to order great customer service

RB
08/01/2022
Robin B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful big leaves

I’ve had really good luck this year with the castor bean plants! If they are watered well, they produce large beautiful leaves!

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07/05/2022
Floyd S.
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06/01/2022
Jennie C.
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Germination was fast & I would buy from you again!

GREAT........... Thank-you very much!

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09/12/2021
Zay O.
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Easy to grow

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