Jatropha sp., Coral Plant

Jatropha sp.

Coral Plant
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersIrritating plantUnknown name

This is a decorative small specimen tree or shrub with sparse branches that grows up to 10 ft. The light green leaves , the flowers small but bright red or pink and appearing in considerable numbers on red stems. Makes a good potted plant but can also be used in a small garden and as border plant. Partial sun and a well-drained soil are preferred.

Species and varieties:

Jatropha berlandieri

Jatropha cinerea

Jatropha curcas

Jatropha gossypiifolia

Jatropha integerrima

Jatropha mahafalensis

Jatropha multifida

Jatropha podagrica

Jatropha standleyi

Jatropha unicostata

Similar plants:

Jatropha sp., Coral Plant
Jatropha sp., Coral Plant
Jatropha sp., Coral Plant. Jatropha cinerea
Jatropha cinerea
Jatropha sp., Coral Plant. Jatropha standleyi
Jatropha standleyi

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