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Ricinus communis ‘Gibsonii’

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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A large leaved annual with large metallic red leaves and red stems. Best in full sun with lots of food and water. Can grow to 3m in a year. Seeds are poisonous.

Pot SizeTotal Price
0.45 litres

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Plant Finder: about Ricinus communis ‘Gibsonii’

Common names

Palma Christi


Ricinus communis ‘Gibsonii’ (Palma Christi). A dwarf shrub with dark purple-red leaves.


They are marginally frost-hardy plants which prefer full sun with fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. They are poisonous.

Interest and use

Foliage, ornamental, border, pest control. Seeds are poisonous if eaten.

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Ricinus communis ‘Gibsonii’ | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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