BLACK CASTOR BEAN, New Zealand Castor, Ricinus


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A unique and fast-growing castor bean with showy black-red foliage, and unique red seed pods! Grown as an annual as it is fast growing and makes a bold statement in the garden. Works well in planters also, providing a tropical look to balconies and patios. Note these plants, especially the seeds, are extremely poisonous! This black-leaved variety seeds are very rare and in limited supply.

Height: Up to 10 feet tall

Location: Full sun

Seeds per pack: 3 Large seeds

Germination: These seeds are easy to germinate. Soak seeds for 24 hours before planting. Plant about 1/2" deep, keep in a warm location, and keep the soil continually moist until germination. Takes 2-4 weeks to germinate. Seeds are very poisonous.

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