BLACK CASTOR BEAN, New Zealand Castor, Ricinus
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.