Buddha Belly Plant
Jatropha podagrica
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 6.6 - 7.5
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Bottleplant Shrub, Gout Plant, Purging-Nut, Guatemalan Rhubarb, Goutystalk Nettlespurge
Family Euphorbiaceae

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • red
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Leaf color
  • green