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Jatropha curcas, Physic Nut, Purging Nut

Jatropha curcas

Physic Nut, Purging Nut
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Jatropha curcas, also called physic nut, is a nice landscape plant, growing to a bushy specimen. Young leaves are dark red to almost black. The plant is used to produce the non-edible Jatropha oil, for making candles and soap, and as a feedstock for the production of biodiesel.

Very easy care, hardy plant.


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Jatropha curcas - seeds

Physic Nut, Purging Nut. This pretty landscape bush is also used to produce the non-edible Jatropha oil, for making candles and soap, and as a feedstock for the production of biodiesel.
Ordering seeds info

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-Epi - Seeds and cuttings booster
SUNSHINE Bombino - Young Plant Booster
Per pack: 6 large nuts
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