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Jatropha sp., Coral Plant

Jatropha sp.

Coral Plant
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingUnknown 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 sp., Coral Plant
Jatropha standleyi


Link to this plant:
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