Jatropha Red – Plant
Jatropha is a genus of flowering plants in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae.
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Jatropha is a genus of flowering plants in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. A shrub with small flowers surrounded by bright red bracts. Evergreen shrubs, with lactescence. Leaves simple, alternative, oblanceolate, often fascicled on the terminal of stems. Its Cherry-Blossom-like flowers are very small, but the flowering period is very long and almost in all the year.
Planting and care
In areas warm enough to support its growth, wait until mid-May or later to set it out. Plant in full sun to partial
shade. Those growing in full sun flower best, though. Spicy jatropha is not particular about soil pH, as long as the
soil is well-draining.
Once established, it grows rapidly. A regular watering schedule is necessary for the first growing season, so that it
builds a deep and extensive root system. The jatropha tolerates drought and saline conditions to a moderate degree.