Castor Bean (Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis') in the Castor Beans Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: All parts of plant are toxic. Seeds highly toxic.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Scarify seeds: Soak for 24 hours.
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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