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  • Growing ricinus from seed

    Posted by Craig on April 6, 2023 at 11:41 am

    It is the beginning of April, the last frosts of spring seem near. Now is the perfect time to sow Ricinus communis seeds. This is a fast growing exotic plant with really architectural foliage. I would love to know who is growing it this year and which cultivars you’re growing?

    https://youtu.be/KXsR8dBQq_8

    Craig replied 12 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • frankmurphy50

    Member
    April 10, 2023 at 11:28 am

    I love these plants, they give so much height and look very exotice especially with the seed pods towards the end of the year. I had no idea that there was one called Blue Giant that I found at Hillside Exotic gardening. I sowed them a week or two ago and they are growing really well.

    • Craig

      Administrator
      April 12, 2023 at 4:41 pm

      They are a great plants for impatient gardens, way better than sunflowers!

  • Martin

    Member
    April 12, 2023 at 8:43 am

    Ah the video that started my tropical seed growing journey back in 2020 😁

    Looks like it’s time to get my seeds soaking. I seem to have collected a few different varieties over the years, I’ve got:

    • Carmencita Pink
    • Carmencita Red
    • Gibsonii Red
    • New Zealand Purple
    • Zanzibarensis

    My seeds didn’t perform too well last year, I think I planted them young and around taller plants so they didn’t get enough light. Lesson learned!

    • Craig

      Administrator
      April 12, 2023 at 4:40 pm

      That sounds like quite the collection! I look forward to seeing them grow throughout the season 😀

  • GORDON

    Member
    April 17, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    I’ve got some New Zealand Purple and Zanzibarensis sown. The Z are germinating at their usual crazy speed with the NZP a little slower but a couple have germinated. Love these plants

    • Craig

      Administrator
      April 18, 2023 at 4:28 pm

      New Zealand purple has to be one of the best I think @GORDON 😁

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