General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 20 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Red
White
Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: All members of the Jatropha genus contain toxic compounds. Sap is a skin irritant and causes contact dermatitis in some individuals.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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