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Castor-oil-plant

Ricinus communis  • 

Photo: Castor-oil-plant

Photo: Castor-oil-plant
Photo: Castor-oil-plant
Photo: Castor-oil-plant
The castor plant comes in two species: ricinus communis and impala. Though the whole plant is poisonous, the seeds contain ricin, which is the second deadliest natural poison on Earth. It is a legal and popular plant, but be cautious with it when growing.

Properties

Height
100 - 300 cm
Color
Sunlight
Full sun
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy