Plant Care Spicy Jatropha

Spicy Jatropha

Also known as



Jatropha integerrima

How to care for Spicy Jatropha


How often to water your Spicy Jatropha

Water needs for Spicy Jatropha
0.5 cups
every 9

Spicy Jatropha needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Spicy Jatropha

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Spicy Jatropha in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Spicy Jatropha: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Spicy Jatropha may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Spicy Jatropha

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Spicy Jatropha: repot after 2X growth

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 Spicy Jatropha after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Spicy Jatropha

Spicy Jatropha

Spicy Jatropha

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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