Growing Castor Bean (Ricinus)

Latin Name Pronunciation: ry'-sin-us

This handsome foliage plant in the Euphorbia family appreciates rich, well-drained soil in full sun. It may require staking in windy locations. The large seeds are easy to save for next year's garden. Because all parts of Ricinus communis are toxic if eaten, keep it away from children and pets.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click Annuals.