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  • Ricinus Zanzibarensis

    Posted by hoekievld on April 28, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Hi,

    I have sown 3 seeds for Ricinus Zanzibarensis, however two of the seedlings have red/pink stems and leaf veins. One of them is completely green. Does someone knows if i could have sown 2 different species. all three were grown in the same conditions and spots. All seeds were plain brown.

    I want to be sure I will be planting one real Zanzibarensis in the ground.

    Craig A replied 11 months, 4 weeks ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Craig A

    Administrator
    April 28, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    Seed grown plants will also show some variation, though at this stage it does look as though one of your plants won’t have the strong red colouration. Let a few more leaves mature and see what happens 😁

  • hoekievld

    Member
    April 28, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks Craig! On other forums i had the same reply that there is some color variation on this Ricinus species. Do they really get tall like 4 meters? I heard different stories but eventually it depends on the spot and fertilisers i guess..

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      April 29, 2023 at 9:28 am

      Yes they can grow very tall in one season. The tallest I got was around 3m in full sun planted into very rich compost. It’s the plants featured in this video about growing ricinus from seed: https://youtu.be/KXsR8dBQq_8

      • hoekievld

        Member
        April 29, 2023 at 9:51 am

        Thanks! I’m familiar with the impala red that reached 2,5 meters last year. Hoping the zanzibarensis will grow higher πŸ™‚ keep up the good work i love your video’s πŸ‘πŸΌ

        • Craig A

          Administrator
          April 30, 2023 at 8:47 am

          Cheers @hoekievld , I look forward to seeing update photos of your Ricinus plants through the season πŸ˜πŸ‘

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