Somewhat Rare Flowering Jatropha cathartica in a Japanese Ceramic Pot (No. 19784)

SKU: TWEB19784
Shipping: $16.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)

This is a One Of A Kind Jatropha cathartica

Jatropha cathartica (Baseball Plant) is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, that is native to Texas in the United States and Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas in northeastern Mexico. Common names include jicamilla and Berlandier's nettlespurge.

Jatropha cathartica is a fascinating plant species with several cool features:

Medicinal Uses: Historically, various parts of the Jatropha cathartica plant have been used in traditional medicine for their purported medicinal properties. The seeds, in particular, have been utilized to treat ailments such as constipation and rheumatism.

Drought Resistance: Jatropha cathartica is well-adapted to arid and semi-arid environments, making it resilient to drought conditions. This trait makes it valuable for cultivation in regions where water availability is limited, contributing to its potential as a biofuel crop.

Ornamental Appeal: Despite its utilitarian uses, Jatropha cathartica also possesses ornamental value. With its attractive foliage and vibrant red or pink flowers, it can enhance the aesthetic appeal of gardens and landscapes.

Wildlife Habitat: The flowers of Jatropha cathartica attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, supporting local ecosystems. Additionally, the plant's dense foliage provides shelter for various small animals and birds.

Overall, Jatropha cathartica is a versatile and intriguing plant species with a range of practical and ecological benefits, from its medicinal properties to its potential as a renewable energy resource and its role in supporting biodiversity.

About The Tree

  • Height: 11" tall, measured from the soil to the top of tree.
  • Spread: 8"
  • Pot: 5.5" Japanese Ceramic pot.
  • Photographed on June 20, 2024
  • Ships from our Florida Nursery

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Somewhat Rare Flowering Jatropha cathartica in a Japanese Ceramic Pot (No. 19784)

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Somewhat Rare Flowering Jatropha cathartica in a Japanese Ceramic Pot (No. 19784)


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