Introductory Information about the Jatropha genera of plants
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.
||Large Bulb Like
||When Rain Occurs
||Tall Thin Stems
||Ball Base with thick branches
A well weathered Jatropha podigrica