RICINUS communis

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RICINUS communis

Castor Bean, Castor Oil Plant
Select Item No. RO109

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Annual
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Africa
Special Features: Decorative solitary and structural plant. Usually as annual in cultivation. Sow seeds in spring at aprox. 21°C, plant outside after last frosts.
 
Basic Colour: (green)
Flower Colour: green-white
Natural Flowering Period: August - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z8 - Z10
Foliage: large, green, lobed
Growth Habit: upright, erect / richly branched
Height with Flowers: 150 cm
Spacing between Plants: 75 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / well-drained / average / warm
Location:
Characteristics: toxic plant / medicinal plant / solitary plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 500 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1000 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 1 per cell
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late spring
Sowing Time Hint: Soak 24h. Sow single seeds in 9cm pot.
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Fertilizer: High (200-250 ppm)
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