Castor Bean Plants

Castor Bean Plant and Toxicity

Anonymous added on April 11, 2018 | Answered

I have been given three castor bean seeds from a friend who grows them. I was so very excited and could hardly wait to plant them. Upon doing some research I now have concerns about some innocent creature getting poisoned such as a deer, rabbits, birds. I am now torn...I have never been so excited about a plant before but now this issue has came to be. I am hoping for some advice from a gardening professional please. Thank you for your time. Deb

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Answered on April 12, 2018

I have seen many gardeners grow Castor Bean seeds with no issues in their gardens, but being aware of the toxic nature of this plant is a good idea before deciding whether or not to grow it.
These links will help you make a decision.

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