The monotypic genus RicinusPalma Christi or Castor Oil Plant is native of North-East Africa and provides some of the fastest growing tree-like annual from the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). In nature they will grow as tree-like perennials, but even if grown as annuals they may reach up to 4m in a single growing season, i.e. some 5 months, an impressive growth rate! They have large, acer-like foliage, shaded red in full sun. Make clusters of yellowish, small flowers, followed by green to reddish seed capsules. Suited for any rich soil in a sunny position.
Sow anytime throughout the year at min 20°C. Keep sunny, especially if sown in (late) winter. Transplant seedlings to the open garden in early summer or grow them as pot plants. As perennial container plants they require cooler temperatures at a minimum of some 15°C and a drier soil in winter.
10 seeds per package.