Ricinus Communis 10 Seeds, Castor Oil Bean Shrub Bush Hedge, Medicinal Ornamental

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Ricinus Communis
Also known as: Castor Bean

Castor Bean despite its name, is not a true bean and is indigenous to the southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India, but is widespread throughout tropical regions and widely grown elsewhere as an ornamental plant. It is an erect tender perennial that is grown in warmer regions and is an annual in colder climates. It can grow rapidly 6-10' tall in a single season. It is known for its huge glossy toothed green/purple leaves and its red/brown seed pods. Jewelry is often made of castor seeds, particularly necklaces and bracelets.

*Every part of this plant is POISONOUS if ingested, particularly the seeds which contain highly toxic ricin, a water-soluble toxin, which is also present in lower concentrations throughout the plant.
Castor seed is the source of castor oil which is said not to be toxic, and has been used in a wide variety of industrial and medicinal applications. The seeds contain between 40% and 60% oil that is rich in triglycerides, mainly ricinolein. The relieving properties and therapeutic values are to much to list here and should be researched further and consulted with a professional.

Plants will thrive in rich, evenly moist, well-drained loams but is drought tolerant. Plants tolerate part shade, but best height and flowering occur in full sun. Choose locations where it will be protected from strong winds. Plants may be grown directly in the soil or in large containers or tubs. Low maintenance.
USDA zone 9 to 11.

This offer is for 10 seeds.