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Castor Bean - Red is a tropical plant endemic to Africa but is grown in our climate as an annual in the landscape or as a "thriller" component in very large patio containers to create an exotic ambiance.  It features giant (dinner plate sized) bronze/green leaves with attractive red pom pom like seed pods.

Castor Bean - Red

  • Plant Habit: Tall

    Water: Heavy

    Fertilize: Every two weeks 

    Height: 3 - 8 feeet 

    Width: 2 - 4 feet

    Exposure: Full sun

    Be Aware:

    All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested due to the toxic compound ricin which is present in all parts of the plant, but especially the seeds. The sap may cause skin sensitivity.