Jatropha is a genus of flowering plants in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae.
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About Jatropha Red

Maheshwari s Jatropha is an undershrub 1.5-2 m tall. It is named for Prof. Panchanan Maheshwari (1904-1966), Indian botanist. It is found in the costal areas of Tamilnadu and Kerala in India. It grows in porous, red soil in summer. The caudex can grow to 30 cm.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name coral plant
Maximum Reachable Height 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Flower Colour Red
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

After planting the plant you should water it daily for the first week. Then you can decrease the watering time to the alternative days. After two weeks you can water the plant when you see the soil surface is dry. This is possible since jatropha is a drought tolerant plant.
Jatropha can be pruned at any time. They can be pruned as a single trunk for tree growth, or tip pruned for internal branching. Tip pruning will give the appearance of a shrub giving the plant a round shape.

Jatropha Red care

In areas warm enough to support its growth, wait until mid-May or later to set it out. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Those growing in full sun flower best, though. Spicy jatropha is not particular about soil pH, as long as the soil is well-draining.
Once established, it grows rapidly. A regular watering schedule is necessary for the first growing season, so that it builds a deep and extensive root system. The jatropha tolerates drought and saline conditions to a moderate degree.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 20-28 degrees
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Jatropha Red 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.

Jatropha Red uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Unverified information Roots, seeds, leaves and seed oil are used to treat jaundice, constipation, piles, anemia, conjuctivitis
  • The roots are purgative, anthelmintic, carminative, rubefacient and anodyne
  • Used in abdominal pain, constipation, calculus, general anasarca, piles, helminthic infestation, scabies and skin disorders
  • Root paste is applied to painful swellings and piles
  • The leaves relieve asthma and seeds are used to cure snakebites

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Jatropha Red ?

Jatropha Red is commonly known as coral plant

How tall do Jatropha Red grow?

On average Jatropha Red grows 6.00 to 10.00 feet

What color are Jatropha Red ?

A Jatropha Red plant bears flowers of color Red

When Jatropha Red blooms?

With enough light, Jatropha Red may produce Red flowers in Seasonal bloomer

How hard is Jatropha Red to grow?

A Jatropha Red is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Jatropha Red need?

A Jatropha Red prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a Jatropha Red need?

A Jatropha Red prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Jatropha Red need?

A Jatropha Red prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Jatropha Red like?

A Jatropha Red prefers 20-28 degrees

How often should I fertilize my Jatropha Red ?

To encourage Jatropha Red growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Thursday, 12 March 2020

This plant can be grown anywhere in the house in?indirect sunlight.


Saturday, 29 February 2020

Some leaves are green and some leaves are greenish yellow but anyway it looks great!

Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Does it comes with soil?

Pukhrambam Kavita
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