Castor Bean Ricinus communis

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Ricinus communis

Family:

Euphorbiaceae

Genus:

Ricinus

Species:

communis

Common Name:

Castor Bean

Seeds Per Pound:
960
Quantity:
9.91 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
16
Germination:
80%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Height:
5-40 feet
Collection Locale:
Oregon
Crop Year:
2021
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
9
In Stock: 9.91 lb
Prices
  • Ricinus communis

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$6.95
8 oz
$35.80
1 lb
$59.50
1 kg
$118.00
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 6 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The whole plant is very poisonous, even one seed has been known to be lethal to children.
* The seedcoat contains an extremely lethal poison that was once used by the KGB to dispose of their enemies. more...
* A horticultural annual grown for it big palmate (roundish) leaves, up to 3' wide, full sun, adequate drainage, can become a 40' tree in tropical areas. more...
* Castor seed is the source of castor oil, which has a wide variety of uses.
* It is used extensively as a decorative plant in parks and other public areas. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov