5 fresh Buddha Belly (Jatropha podagrica) Seeds, plus germination and growing instructions. I really love this unusual and easy to grow plant! These make excellent container plants in any zone, although it can be planted in the landscape in tropical zones 10 (possibly 9b) and warmer.
They like heat and sun - not much water and well draining soil. I grow mine in containers that I set out by the pool or on the patio during the summer months and bring into a bright, warm area of the house during the winter. About the only thing you can do wrong with this plant is overwater it - I suggest using a cactus soil mix in a well draining container (terra cotta is perfect for this plant!)
They really enjoy the heat and the sun and with that they produce the most striking red flowers all summer long! The butterflies LOVE this plant's flowers and you will, too!! After the flowers, the fairly large green seed pods are an added bonus and, if you're fast enough, you can capture the exploding seeds at just the right time and grow more of these wonderful plants for yourself or your friends! Of course, I forgot to mention their namesake Buddha Belly with their swollen trunks, who could resist a little belly rub for luck!?
Plants/Seeds are poisonous if eaten.
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Plant Format: Seeds
Seeds Per Pack: 5
Common Name: Buddha Belly
Botanical Name: Jatropha podagrica
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Color: Red
Soil Preference: Sandy, Well-draining
Watering: Medium to Light
Light Preference: Full Sun
USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Brand: Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States