Castor Bean Tall Green Leaf – Item #74


Forms a large plant with huge fleshy leaves in a single growing season. This fast-growing plant lends a tropical appearance to any hedge or border.

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Additional information

Weight 0.044375 lbs
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/2″ (13mm)

Spacing: 3″ (8cm)

Sprouts In: 7-10 days

Thinning: 12-18″ (30-45cm)

Select a location with full sun and average soil. Plant in late spring when tomatoes are transplanted. May be started indoors about six weeks before last frost date. Plant two to three seeds per hole and thin to the strongest plant after they have germinated.

Castor beans are extremely poisonous. Do not handle seeds or plants without gloves. Do not plant where children or pets may be present. DO NOT INGEST SEED OR ANY PART OF THIS PLANT.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Ricinus communis

Height: 4-8′ (1-3m)

Bloom Period: fall-winter

Type: annual