Jatropha multifida, Adenoropium multifidum, Jatropha Tree

Jatropha multifida, Adenoropium multifidum

Jatropha Tree
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Puerto Rico
Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsRed, crimson, vinous flowersPalm or palm-like plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsIrritating plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This lovely, everblooming species of Jatropha is native to Puerto Rico and can be grown in USDA zones 9-11. It's a large shrub that can reach up to 10 feet tall, and can easily be pruned to form a small tree. It's a great option for bonsai and container growers, as it can be grown in a pot indoors or on a patio.

Jatropha multifida is quite a showy plant, with bright red and crimson vinous flowers that pop against its glossy dark green foliage. It's very easy to grow from seed and is fast-growing, and will attract plenty of butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. It prefers full sun and dry conditions, and is very salt and seaside tolerant, making it great for coastal places.

When growing Jatropha multifida in areas with cold climates, it's best to keep the plant in a container so you can bring it indoors during the winter. Plant it in well-draining soil, and water it regularly while keeping in mind that it tolerates periods of drought. It's quite a tough plant and is able to resist common pests, but watch out for its irritating sap.

In conclusion, Jatropha multifida is a beautiful, everblooming and sun-loving plant that will bring plenty of color and butterflies to your garden. With its hardy, salt-tolerant nature and easy-to-grow-from-seeds habit, it's a great choice for any kind of landscape, even in colder climates. Just keep an eye on its irritating sap and enjoy its attractive showy flowers and abundant yellow fruits.

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Jatropha multifida - Coral Plant

Coral Jatropha - small, miniature tree or medium size shrub. Red flowers look like corals, followed by curious yellow fruit. Exotic looking specimen plant, easy to grow, very tropical look. Drought tolerant. Can be grown in a pot, makes a nice palm-looking house plant.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot