Castor Oil Plant - Ricinus communis

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  • Height: Grows to 1.2m
  • Type: Tender
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any / Alkaline
  • Flower colour: red
  • Flowering period: From July - August

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Poisonous seeds. A beautiful red leafed variety which makes a stunning plant in the border. The seeds are poisonous - the outer coating being used to produce ricin so need so be grown out of the reach of children. The beans are cold pressed and the oil produced is clarified by heat before being used in cosmetics and hair and skin products.