• Ricinus communis 'Impala'
  • Ricinus communis 'Impala'

Ricinus communis 'Impala'

Castor Oil Plant, Castor Bean
Size: ex 1.5L pots - tall, growing fast!

Availability: In stock

£9.99

Quick Overview

  • More compact habit
  • maroon foliage, turning green
  • Red stems and seed pods (poisonous)
  • Full sun, water well
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Description

Ricinus communis 'Impala' is a compact cultivar of the Castor Oil Plant although no Ricinus is genuinely small and it will easily reach 2.5m in height. It has red stems, maroon foliage turning more green with age, small pale creamy-yellow flowers and large bright red seed pods creating a dramatic tropical jungle-like display of foliage and seed pods.

Water and feed it well throughout the summer. At the end of the season, plants can be cut back and brought in to a frost-free environment to over-winter and to give it a head-start the following year.

All parts of Ricinus plants are poisonous, particularly the seeds.

Additional Information

Order Malpighiales
Family Euphorbiaceae
Sub-Family Acalyphoideae
Synonyms Cataputia major, Cataputia minor, Croton spinosus, Ricinus africanus, Ricinus angulatus, Ricinus armatus, Ricinus atropurpureus, Ricinus badius, Ricinus borboniensis, Ricinus cambodgensis, Ricinus communis var. aegyptiaceus, Ricinus communis var. africanus, Ricinus communis subsp. africanus, Ricinus communis var. amblyocalyx, Ricinus communis f. americanus, Ricinus communis var. americanus, Ricinus communis f. argentatus, Ricinus communis f. argyratus, Ricinus communis var. armatus, Ricinus communis f. atratus, Ricinus communis f. atrobrunneatus, Ricinus communis f. atrofulvatus, Ricinus communis f. atrofuscatus, Ricinus communis f. atrophoeniceus, Ricinus communis f. atropunicatus, Ricinus communis f. atropurpureatus, Ricinus communis f. avellanatus, Ricinus communis var. badius, Ricinus communis var. bailundensis, Ricinus communis var. benguelensis, Ricinus communis f. blumeanus, Ricinus communis var. brasiliensis, Ricinus communis var. brasiliensis, Ricinus communis var. brevinodis, Ricinus communis var. caesius, Ricinus communis f. canatus, Ricinus communis f. canescens, Ricinus communis f. carneatus, Ricinus communis f. cervatus, Ricinus communis f. cinerascens, Ricinus communis f. cinereatus, Ricinus communis f. denudatus, Ricinus communis f. epiglaucus, Ricinus communis f. erythrocladus, Ricinus communis f. exiguus, Ricinus communis f. fulvatus, Ricinus communis f. fumatus, Ricinus communis f. fuscatus, Ricinus communis f. gilvus, Ricinus communis var. glaucus, Ricinus communis f. glaucus, Ricinus communis f. gracilis, Ricinus communis var. griseofolius, Ricinus communis f. guttatus, Ricinus communis f. hybridus, Ricinus communis var. hybridus, Ricinus communis f. incarnatus, Ricinus communis var. indehiscens, Ricinus communis subsp. indicus, Ricinus communis var. inermis, Ricinus communis f. inermis, Ricinus communis f. intermedius, Ricinus communis var. japonicus, Ricinus communis var. japonicus, Ricinus communis f. laevis, Ricinus communis var. leucocarpus, Ricinus communis var. lividus, Ricinus communis var. macrocarpus, Ricinus communis f. macrophyllus, Ricinus communis var. macrophyllus, Ricinus communis f. maculatus, Ricinus communis subsp. manshuricus, Ricinus communis f. marmoreatus, Ricinus communis var. megalospermus, Ricinus communis var. mexicanus, Ricinus communis subsp. mexicanus, Ricinus communis var. microcarpus, Ricinus communis var. microspermus, Ricinus communis var. minor, Ricinus communis f. murinatus, Ricinus communis var. nanus, Ricinus communis f. nigellus, Ricinus communis f. nigrescens, Ricinus communis f. niveatus, Ricinus communis f. oblongus, Ricinus communis f. obscurus, Ricinus communis f. oligacanthus, Ricinus communis f. ostrinatus, Ricinus communis f. pardalinus, Ricinus communis subsp. persicus, Ricinus communis f. picturatus, Ricinus communis f. plumbeatus, Ricinus communis f. pruinosus, Ricinus communis f. pullatus, Ricinus communis f. punctatus, Ricinus communis f. punctulatus, Ricinus communis f. punicans, Ricinus communis f. purpurascens, Ricinus communis var. purpurascens, Ricinus communis f. radiatus, Ricinus communis var. reichenbachianus, Ricinus communis var. rheedianus, Ricinus communis var. roseus, Ricinus communis f. rufescens, Ricinus communis var. rugosus, Ricinus communis f. russatus, Ricinus communis f. rutilans, Ricinus communis var. sanguineus, Ricinus communis subsp. sanguineus, Ricinus communis f. scaber, Ricinus communis subsp. scaber, Ricinus communis f. scriptus, Ricinus communis subsp. sinensis, Ricinus communis f. sordidus, Ricinus communis var. speciosus, Ricinus communis var. spontaneus, Ricinus communis f. stigmosus, Ricinus communis f. striatus, Ricinus communis f. subpurpurascens, Ricinus communis var. subpurpurascens, Ricinus communis f. subrotundus, Ricinus communis f. subviridus, Ricinus communis f. sulcatus, Ricinus communis f. tigrinus, Ricinus communis f. umbrinus, Ricinus communis var. undulatus, Ricinus communis var. vasconcellosii, Ricinus communis f. venosus, Ricinus communis f. vinatus, Ricinus communis var. violaceocaulis, Ricinus communis var. virens, Ricinus communis var. viridis, Ricinus communis f. viridis, Ricinus communis subsp. zanzibarinus, Ricinus communis f. zebrinus, Ricinus communis f. zollingeri, Ricinus communis f. zonatus, Ricinus compactus, Ricinus digitatus, Ricinus europaeus, Ricinus gibsonii, Ricinus giganteus, Ricinus glaucus, Ricinus hybridus, Ricinus inermis, Ricinus japonicus, Ricinus krappa, Ricinus laevis, Ricinus leucocarpus, Ricinus lividus, Ricinus macrocarpus, Ricinus macrocarpus var. nudus, Ricinus macrophyllus, Ricinus medicus, Ricinus medius, Ricinus megalosperma, Ricinus megalospermus, Ricinus messeniacus, Ricinus metallicus, Ricinus microcarpus, Ricinus microcarpus var. atrovirens, Ricinus microcarpus subsp. spontaneus, Ricinus microcarpus var. spontaneus, Ricinus minor, Ricinus nanus, Ricinus obermannii, Ricinus peltatus, Ricinus perennis, Ricinus persicus, Ricinus purpurascens, Ricinus ruber, Ricinus rugosus, Ricinus rutilans, Ricinus sanguineus, Ricinus scaber, Ricinus speciosus, Ricinus spectabilis, Ricinus tunisensis, Ricinus undulatus, Ricinus urens, Ricinus viridis, Ricinus vulgaris, Ricinus zanzibarensis, Ricinus zanzibarinus, Rininus communis f. purpurascens
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar: the type species is native to Ethiopia and Somalia
Cultivation Full sun. Ricinus appreciate being well-watered and well-fed during the growing season. Shelter from wind or stake if necessary when young. Don't forget: Ricinus is highly poisonous
Eventual Height 2m
Eventual Spread 1.4m
Hardiness Tender. Treat as an exotic annual in the UK or you can try overwintering it in your garage, conservatory or other frost-free area if you have the space

Ricinus communis 'Impala'

Castor Oil Plant, Castor Bean
Size: ex 1.5L pots - tall, growing fast!

Availability: In stock

£9.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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