English Names: Peregrina, Spicy Jatropha
Vernacular name: Jatropha
About 150 species are found of Jatropha, chiefly in tropics of America and Africa.It is an evergreen shrub or small tree, with glossy leaves and clusters of star shaped red, pink or vermilion flowers. This plant makes a delightful red-flowered accent and it flowers nearly year round, so is quite popular as a patio tree or garden accent.
Uses: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Height: 5 to 8 feet
Difficulty to grow:Easy to grow.
Care: It should be grown in full sun or partial shade on well-drained soil. Full sun plants flower best. Light pruning is necessary to keep the plant in shape.
Sunlight:Full Sun to Partial Shade
Fertilizer:Apply any organic fertilizer.
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