10+ BellyAche Bush (Jatropha gossypifolia) Seeds.
Often called a 'coffee plant' (but definately NOT), this bush has the most beautiful foilage you'll ever see! The new leaves on the top of each branch are a lovely purple-red which contrast with the small scarlet blooms, which attract small butterflies and other pollinators, and the large bright green seed pods. The leaves shine in the sun and it will reach 3' tall and easily as wide in one growing season.
Grow in full sun or part shade (but the lovely color on the leaves shows better in the sun). Hardy to zone 9b/10 - self sowing annual in other zones. I have not had good luck growing these in containers - they do MUCH, MUCH better growing directly in the ground in sandy, well draining, fairly dry soil and full sun. If you'd like to grow in a container, provide very good drainage and use a sandy potting mix water only when top 1 of soil is dry.
This plant will self-seed and 'volunteer' plants will appear around it. These are easily pulled up (and shared with friends?), but be aware of this.
NOTE: SEEDS OF THIS PLANT ARE POISONOUS IF INGESTED and its sap is a skin irritant.
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