Also known as
Castor oil plant, Ricinus and Ricininae
How to care for Castor bean
Castor bean needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Castor bean love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Castor bean does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Castor bean after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.