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Jatropha multifida


Jatropha multifida (Euphorbiaceae) It is a shrub or small tree with a single trunk, a loose, spreading crown and a typical height in cultivation of 1.8-3.1 m. The very distinctive leaves are large, growing up to 30.5 cm wide. They are cut deeply into 7-11 narrow lobes with the margins of each lobe themselves dissected into narrow pointed segments. They are dark green above and whitish beneath. The flowers are bright coral red and borne in flat-topped clusters on long stalks held high above the foliage. Coral plant blooms on and off all year long, and especially during hot weather. Sowing: Sow seeds in summer in a well drained medium. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: May 2023


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