I live around Phx where temps lately have been 110-115 degrees Im not sure if I am overwatering due to temp ,plant not getting enough water or the soil may be problem Do they like their leaves wet also?
Can you include a photo? Overwatering can lead to fungal infection, which can have these symptoms. There are also many other things that can cause this as well. A photo will help me to determine the cause.
In the meantime, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/castor-bean/castor-bean-information.htm
I planted a dozen this spring and nothing happened. I start them in the greenhouse . I keep them wet and I did not soak the seeds first. Please help, I love this plant Thank you
We do not recommend specific places to purchase. I would try Online Vendors such as Amazon, Etsy, or Ebay. They may have what you are looking for.
This article will give you information on how to plant and grow these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/castor-bean/castor-bean-information.htm
Will castor bean chemicals cross with tomatoes and okra?
It is safe. Chemicals are only present within the plant. They don't put that into the soil, as walnuts will.
This article will help you with the care of the plant:
want to plant a new castor I have to go to some people selling the "plantatable seeds". THEY SAID IF WE PLANT THE CASTOR BEAN GO TTEN FROM OUR CASTOR PLANT WITHOUT GIVING IT TO SOME PEOPLE WHO THEY SAID WORK ON THE SEEDS BEFORE WE PLANT, IT WILL GROW BUT GROW TALL AND NOT YIED FRUIT. Thus we buy the seed to plant despite we having it. For instance, I have castor plantation, and I have castor seed harvested from it. But if I want to plant another farm, I cannot plant the seed from my farm because they said it wont do well. So Ihave to go and buy another seed from seed seller.
I would ask for more information than "plantable seeds." If you are growing the castor bean plants for a specific purpose, such as for castor oil, then you may be planting hybrid seeds. Those seeds produced would not be usable because they would not have the same characteristics as the hybrid. You may get characteristics from only one parent. The phrase often used is "it will not grow true to seed."
So, I would find out if you are planting with hybrid seeds. You may have an agricultural source of information you use that you also can consult.
Recommended castor varieties, planting density, nutritional requirements, water requirements, pest and diseases, market value and storage.
We are geared to backyard gardeners, not large-scale production. You will need to seek guidance from an agricultural school or find a mentor in the production business.
inking that the caster beans were not coming up, I planted some okra. Now, that are both thriving and doing good. Would I need t o cautious of eating my okra now? I originally planted some caster beans outside of my garden. I understand that the seed, as well as, the leaves are poisonous. Thinking that the caster beans were not coming up, I planted some okra. Now, that are both thriving and doing good. Would I need to cautious of eating my okra now?
There doesn't appear to be any danger of ricin passing into the soil region. There would be no reason to fear the plant being nearby as long as you do not consume the seeds.
op open at end of season. do you perhaps know if it is related to the castor bean tree
Castor bean plants are native to the Ethiopian region of Africa. Its botanical name is Ricinus ommunis and here is its genealogy, which may help: