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Castor bean 35 seeds
Carmencita red 15 inch around leaves
bright red flowers pods
fast grow privacy tropical garden look
used to keep moles out of your yard
This is a fast growing, suckering, colony forming plant with decidedly tropical looking foliage.
They tend to grow straight up at first, developing branches only later in the season (and in subsequent years for plants that live that long).
The huge leaves are palmate, with 5-11 deeply incised lobes. They are glossy purplish or reddish-green and 12-30 in almost 2 ft across !!
Castor bean is very easy to grow; too easy, some might say. They have a tendency to self sow and new seedlings can pop up all summer long. This is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and becomes almost treelike in 3-4 months
This is a large, coarse textured plant that grows very fast in a single season to fill in a big area or serve as temporary landscaping or quick screening. In frost free areas they are grown in large borders or allowed to naturalize in the back of the landscape.
In frosty climates, the castor bean plant is the best way to create a tropical effect around the swimming pool or patio.can be wintered over in the house
Germination can be hastened if the seeds are soaked in water for 24 hours or nicked with a file before planting. Sow in place in zones 8-11
.Light: Full sun is best.
Moisture: Castor bean grows fastest and largest with abundant water, but once it gets established, it can tolerate drought - it just won't grow as fast.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 8 - 11. Plants sometimes sprout back from the roots after freezing in zones 8B and 9. Castor bean is widely grown as an annual in cooler climates. The castor bean plant can tolerate a touch of frost.
Propagation: Castor bean seeds germinate quickly, and the plants grow very fast. They can be expected to self sow under favorable conditions. In areas with shorter growing seasons, or to get a head start, sow seeds indoors in individual containers 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost. can be container grown also
Seeds like swollen dog ticks and are deadly poisonous. keep away from children