Ricinus communis

Species

  • Castor bean
  • Caster oil plant
  • Mole bean
  • Ricinus zanzibarensis
  • Ricinus gibsonii
  • Ricinus sanguineus
  • Ricinus rutilans
  • Ricinus scaber
  • Ricinus speciosus
  • Ricinus spectabilis

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Ricinus communis, otherwise known as castor bean, is a annuals, tropicals and tender perennials plant species native to Alabama.

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Appearance

Bloom color
red
Foliage
Grown for foliage

Space

Dimensions

Ricinus communis can grow from 1.2m to 1.8mm tall
1.2m to 1.8m
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Spacing
0.9
1.2

Sun

Optimal
Full

Water

Optimal
Dry
Mesic

Soil

Soil PH Requirements
6.1
7.5

Time

Bloom
Late Summer
Early Fall
Bloom Time
Non-patented

Reproduction

Seed Collecting
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Other
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Patent information
From seed; direct sow after last frost