Caster Oil Plant
Also known as
Kasterolie-Boom (Afr.), Castor oil plant, Palma Christi
This plant has no fragrance
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Caster Oil Plant Overview
The caster oil plant is an attractive tall shrub with dark green leaves with serrated edges. The young leaves are often burgundary red and other selections stays green. The seed is the source of caster oil well-known for it's medicinal value. It self-seed easily making it invasive in some areas like wastelands.
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How to harvest Caster Oil Plant
Harvest seeds when mature and ripe.
How to propagate Caster Oil Plant
Space seeds 60 cm apart and 1.5cm deep. Germination time about 7 days. In nature ants will often carry the seeds around.
Other uses of Caster Oil Plant
The seeds are the source of caster-oil, regarded with very high medicinal value. It has anti-bacterial and antimicrobal value.
Poisonous to Pets
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