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Jatropha podagrica

Jatropha podagrica

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English Names: Australian bottle plant, Physic nut, Buddha belly plant

Its native to the tropical Americas and commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant. Podagrica means swollen foot, fitting for this swollen succulents looking plant. The leaves are large, lobed, peltate and somewhat succulent. The flowers grow on long stems and are a brilliant red color, and stand out from the foliage, despite being relatively small. The trunk forms a nice ball shaped caudex, and has strange thorny looking knobs.

Uses:Ornamental Uses.

Height:3 to 4 feet.

Difficulty to grow:Easy to grow

Care: The bottle plant doesnt need lots of water during the spring and summer. Wait until the soil is dry to the touch before watering. In the winter, it may only need water once per month. To encourage growth apply fertilizer sparingly during the active growing seasons of the spring and summer.

Sunlight:bright sunlight

Soil:Well-drained soil

Water:Medium

Fertilizer:Apply any organic fertilizer

References:

T.K. Bose, B. Chowdhury (1991). Tropical Garden Plants. Horticulture and allied publishers.
Amarjeet singh Batth (2014). Indian garden flowers home gardeners guide.
B.B Sharma (2007). A guide to home gardening.

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