Castor Bean, Carmencita Red Leaf
Ricinus communis. Annual.
Giant deep red leaves cover this vigorous, bushy plant that forms a dense hedge in only a few months. Very drought-tolerant and easy to grow. NOTE: Castor beans are extremely poisonous. Do not plant where children or pets are present.
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)
Spacing: 3″ (8cm)
Sprouts In: 10-20 days
Thinning: 3′ (1m)
Sow in late spring in full sun and average soil. Thin to strongest plants once they reach 3″. Plants are very drought tolerant but will grow faster and taller with consistent watering.
Castor beans are poisonous. Do not handle seeds or plants without gloves. Do not plant where children or pets are present. DO NOT INGEST SEEDS OR ANY PART OF THIS PLANT.