PlantsJatropha→Purging Nut (Jatropha curcas)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 20 feet (6 m)
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Dye production
Medicinal Herb
Cooked greens
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Cooked
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Fruit/seed is purgative
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Soak in water
Days to germinate: 10 - 18 days
Depth to plant seed: 2 - 3 inches
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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How to grow jatropha curcas indoors. by Hypebeast1999 Jun 23, 2018 2:51 PM 1

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