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Jatropha pandurifolia - Plant

Jatropha pandurifolia - Plant
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Physic Nut, Jatropha, Barbados nut
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Jatropha curcas is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, that is native to the American tropics, most likely Mexico and Central America. It is cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, becoming naturalized in some areas.

Common name: Physic Nut, Jatropha, Barbados nut
Color: Coral red
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. They’ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not dead—simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 20 to 27 degree C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Plants love water—but don’t drown them.
  • That is, they don’t like to sit in water, and they’ll die if the soil is too wet in winter.
  • The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage.
  • One of the worst mistakes you can make is to not provide adequate drainage.
  • Use mulch.


Special Feature:
Where winter hardy this evergreen flowering shrub is an ornamental for borders, landscape accent/specimen, foundations or patio containers. In cooler climates, container plants may be brought indoors for winter or plants may be grown as houseplants.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • It is also used as a house plant.
  • The oil from Jatropha curcas is mainly converted into biodiesel for use in diesel engines.
  • The cake can be used for fish or animal feed (if detoxified), biomass feedstock to power electricity plants, or as biogas or high-quality organic fertilizer.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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