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Castor Bean ricinus seeds grow one of the tallest, hardiest, and most notorious blooms in the world! Castor Bean ricinus seeds promise an unbelievable 72 – 144” tall plant ideal as a shrubby border in the back of the garden or just sown wildly. Castor Bean ricinus is easy to grow from seed and one of the most resilient and fastest growing plants in all of North America. 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Castor Bean seeds may need staking if plants are grown isolated.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 56 - 63 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e 8 - 11\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e Plant 2 – 3 seeds ¼” deep\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 24 - 36”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e 72 – 144” tall bushy upright with 24 – 48” spread covered in red, petal-less blooms\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Rich, evenly moist, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDiseases\/Pests\/Troubleshooting:\u003c\/strong\u003e Do not plant Castor Bean ricinus seeds near areas where children will play or frequent since the plant is notorious for being poisonous if ingested. Skin contact with the Castor Bean plant may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. Be sure to plant at the north end of the garden since ricinus will grow 72 – 144” tall. Ricinus has no serious pests or diseases but monitor regularly for aphids and spider mites.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eColor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Glossy green foliage with red prickly, petal-less blooms\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCastor Bean ricinus seeds are recommended solely for outdoor growth because of their 72 – 144” height. Plants grow so vigorously that there is little reason to start seeds indoors. Sow directly after final frost in a sunny spot on the north end of the garden and sheltered from strong winds. Castor Bean seeds may need staking if plants are grown isolated. Plant 2 – 3 Castor Bean ricinus seeds ¼” deep and 24 – 36” apart in rich, evenly moist, and well-drained soil in full sun. Do not plant Castor Bean ricinus seeds near areas where children will play or frequent since the plant is notorious for being poisonous if ingested. Skin contact with the Castor Bean plant may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. Be sure to plant ricinus at the north end of the garden since plants will grow 72 – 144” tall. Ricinus plants have no serious pests or diseases but monitor regularly for aphids and spider mites. Castor Bean ricinus seeds will mature in as quickly as 56 – 63 days as 72 – 144” tall bushy uprights with a 24 – 48” spread covered in red, petal-less blooms.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eRicinus communis\u003c\/em\u003e, or Castor Bean, is one of the most notorious plants in the world. 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Ricinus Seeds - Castor Bean

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56 – 63 days. Castor Bean ricinus seeds grow one of the tallest, hardiest, and most notorious blooms in the world! Castor Bean ricinus seeds promise an unbelievable 72 – 144” tall plant ideal as a shrubby border in the back of the garden or just sown wildly. Castor Bean ricinus is easy to grow from seed and one of the most resilient and fastest growing plants in all of North America. Castor Bean ricinus is infamously toxic if ingested and is verified by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world's most poisonous houseplant.

Growing Castor Bean ricinus Garden Seeds


  • Taxonomy: Ricinus communis
  • Seed Type: Annual
  • Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Castor Bean ricinus seeds are recommended solely for outdoor growth because of their 72 – 144” height. Plants grow so vigorously that there is little reason to start seeds indoors. Sow directly after final frost in a sunny spot on the north end of the garden and sheltered from strong winds. Castor Bean seeds may need staking if plants are grown isolated.
  • Days to Maturity: 56 - 63 days
  • Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
  • Planting Depth: Plant 2 – 3 seeds ¼” deep
  • Plant Spacing: 24 - 36”
  • Growth Habit: 72 – 144” tall bushy upright with 24 – 48” spread covered in red, petal-less blooms
  • Soil Preference: Rich, evenly moist, well-drained
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Do not plant Castor Bean ricinus seeds near areas where children will play or frequent since the plant is notorious for being poisonous if ingested. Skin contact with the Castor Bean plant may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. Be sure to plant at the north end of the garden since ricinus will grow 72 – 144” tall. Ricinus has no serious pests or diseases but monitor regularly for aphids and spider mites.
  • Color: Glossy green foliage with red prickly, petal-less blooms

Castor Bean ricinus seeds are recommended solely for outdoor growth because of their 72 – 144” height. Plants grow so vigorously that there is little reason to start seeds indoors. Sow directly after final frost in a sunny spot on the north end of the garden and sheltered from strong winds. Castor Bean seeds may need staking if plants are grown isolated. Plant 2 – 3 Castor Bean ricinus seeds ¼” deep and 24 – 36” apart in rich, evenly moist, and well-drained soil in full sun. Do not plant Castor Bean ricinus seeds near areas where children will play or frequent since the plant is notorious for being poisonous if ingested. Skin contact with the Castor Bean plant may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. Be sure to plant ricinus at the north end of the garden since plants will grow 72 – 144” tall. Ricinus plants have no serious pests or diseases but monitor regularly for aphids and spider mites. Castor Bean ricinus seeds will mature in as quickly as 56 – 63 days as 72 – 144” tall bushy uprights with a 24 – 48” spread covered in red, petal-less blooms.

Ricinus communis, or Castor Bean, is one of the most notorious plants in the world. The Castor Bean plant has an allergic OPALS rating of 10 out of 10 and is verified by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world's most poisonous houseplant. Ricinus communis is native to the warmest regions of the Mediterranean, Africa, and Asia and, despite its name, is not actually a true bean.

 

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