Information for Jatropha gossypifolia

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 21531
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:10
Type of plant - shrub to tree
Flower: small RED-MAROON
Fruit: (naturalised in RSA)
Foliage: 3 lobed lvs., RED veins - edges...sow in spring
Height in meters: 3
Parts of Jatropha gossypifolia are considered toxic.

Common names for Jatropha gossypifolia: Bellyache Bush,  Jarak China,  Jarak Kosta Merah,  Jarak Merah,  Jarak Ulung,  Medecin,  Papaye sauvage,  Petit mapou,  Spanish Physic Nut,  Tua Tua,  Yuca Cimarrona, 

Jatropha gossypifolia is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
34:   Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
110:   South American Native Plant Seed List
131:   Toxic Plants
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
386:  Euphorbiaceae

Germination guide
Jatropha gossypifolia seeds will usually germinate in 30-120 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow seeds about 2mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22C.

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