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Ricinus communis 'Zanzibariensis'

Castor Bean Zanzibar
  • Castor bean plants are erect, rapid-growing tender perennials that stand out in garden beds and containers.
  • Zanzibariensis has a monstrous, palmate leaf and is a tall plant, growing up to 5 feet in one season.
  • Eye catching bright red branches and leaf petioles blaze under the shiny green leaves.

Height: 3-8 Feet

Spread: 36-60 Inches

USDA Zone: 9-11


  • Container
  • Great Foliage
  • Focal Point
  • Specimen

Combo Usage:

  • Thriller (focal point)


  • Garden Geek


  • Partial Sun
  • Shade

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring(Foliage)
  • Fall(Foliage)
  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2