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Ricinus communis (seeds)

Ricinus communis

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Ricinus communis or castor oil plant is a perennial shrub that can reach 4-5 m.

Its leaves are great lobed red-green and the flowers small yellow-green.

It grows in rich, moist well drained soils and sunny positions . Ricinus communis can tolerate partial shade but with reduced flowering.

Since the fruits produced castor oil or castor oil used in pharmaceutical and soap.

WARNING: All parts of the plant are toxic, especially the seeds contain a toxic substance ricin.

Ricin is believed to be the most toxic substances occurring in nature.

Species ID

Family:
Euphorbiaceae
Genus:
Ricinus
Species:
Ricinus communis
Origin:
Mediterranean Countries, Middle East

Plant Characteristics

Circle of Life:
Perrenial
Plant Type:
  • Shrub
Foliage:
Evergreen
Flowering Period:
  • August
  • July
Height:
up to 5 m

Requirements

Soil Type:
Well drained, wet
Soil Acidity:
In all types
Light Requirements:
Full Sun
Water Requirements:
Moderate
Toughness:
Dry-heat resistant
USDA Zones:
  • 10
  • 11
  • 9
Propagation:
Seeds
Usage:
  • Medicinal
  • Ornamental