Ricinus communis 'Palma Christi', Castor Oil Plant
A large, fast-growing, tender shrub with huge palmate leaves and attractive spiny seed capsules. Here in northern Europe castor oil plant is grown as an annual.
The large bean-like seeds of this plant are the source of castor oil that has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.
Both seeds and plant parts are poisonous if ingested, so the seeds should be kept away from children...
Native to northeastern Africa and the Middle East.
Height: 3 metres.
Seeds per pkt. (approx.): 5 seeds.