Name : Ricinus communis
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Type: Annual shrub

Height : 2 to 4 m
Exposure : Sunny
Climate : Hot
Floor: Rich enough.

Foliage : Caduc
Fructification : Summer

Castor planting

In spring in a soil preferably mixed with topsoil and ideally with an organic amendment such as manure and algae.

If you are sowing castor beans, prefer a nursery sowing in March, with full grounding in May after any risk of a drop in temperature.

Castor size

No pruning is necessary, especially since this shrub only lasts one year.

Comments on castor oil

Original by its flowers in thorny balls, castor oil is also cultivated as an annual. Relatively easy to maintain and to grow very quickly, it is nevertheless very fragile when the temperature is low.

Therefore, install it in a sheltered, sunny location.

It is recommended to soak the castor seeds for 24 hours in water before sowing.