Carmencita Red Castor Bean
Ricinus communis 'Carmencita Red'
Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous!/Industrial Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
A showy form of the venerable castor bean long used in medicine. Has large maroon leaves, red stems, and spiky red seedpods. Oil extracted from the seeds of the green form is a commonly used laxative for temporary constipation and acute diarrhea. Large tropical-looking foliage. Can reach as high as 150cm/60in.
Caution: The seed oil is safe but the raw seeds are poisonous.

S1665-300 Seeds $7.75/pkt
S1665-300 Bulk Seeds $32.00/100g
Currency: United States Dollar

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