Jatropha Primer
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Jatropha Primer
Introductory Information about the Jatropha genera of plants

Introductory Information about the Jatropha genera of plants

Jatropha podigrica

Jatropha is an interesting variety of plants with representatives from Southern Africa and North America. Of the species attractive to cactus and succulent collectors, there are a couple of different shapes that are prominent. One shape tends to stay short and develop a ball shaped base with short or no branches. Other predominent shape grows as a small to medium sized shrub or tree. The table below summerizes a few of the most popular Jatrophas in circulation.

Name Shape Growing Season Size
J. berlandieri Large Bulb Like Summer Small
J. caldata Small Tree When Rain Occurs Large
J. multifida Tall Thin Stems Summer Large
J. podigrica Ball Base with thick branches Summer Medium

A well weathered Jatropha podigrica

Jatropha podigrica

Jatropha podigrica

Jatropha podigrica

Jatropha berlandieri

Jatropha berlandieri

Japtropha berlandieri

Japtropha berlandieri is a very cool plant that is small but gets a very large caudex. It is a summer grower and looses its foliage during the winter. The deeply segmented leaves along with abundant stalks of red cover tha caudex in the summer.

Japtropha berlandieri

Japtropha berlandieri