8+ GIANT GREEN Castor Bean Plant Seeds, (Ricinus communis), plus planting and growing instructions. These are fresh seeds that I have tested for germination.
A fast growing plant that adds an exotic and tropical flair to any landscape. These plants have GIANT leaves, up to 36 inches across! Usually grown as an annual, the Castor Bean plant may reach 8 feet in height or more by the end of the summer. These are PERFECT for creating a FAST screen between you and the rest of the world. They look GREAT planted around your pool for some added privacy and to add that extra 'tropical island" feel all summer long.
Castor Bean plants have small flowers, but very LARGE and attractive seed pods along with large, green, exotic leaves.
Extremely easy to grow, loves full sun and average, well draining soil. Drought tolerant.
Some organic gardening sites claim that castor bean plants help repel moles from your landscape (castor bean oil is often used in commercial mole repellents), however other sites say there is no research to substantiate that claim but, heck, it can't hurt to try it and you'll amaze your neighbors with this fast growing, tropical plant!
In zones 9-10, it may be grown as a perennial, where it can grow to the size of a small tree (15+ feet).
Seeds and plant are HIGHLY POISONOUS if ingested and should not be planted within reach of children and pets.