Plant Care Spicy Jatropha

Spicy Jatropha

About Spicy Jatropha

Spicy Jatropha is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Spicy Jatropha likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Jatropha integerrima

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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 located in Seattle, Washington.

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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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Spicy Jatropha in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

34% Very Low

Growing Spicy Jatropha in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Spicy Jatropha in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Spicy Jatropha in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 38.9% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 38.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Spicy Jatropha in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.2 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Spicy Jatropha in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Spicy Jatropha: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Spicy Jatropha love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, Washington ⛅.

Spicy Jatropha does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Spicy Jatropha

Nutrient needs for plant Spicy Jatropha in Seattle, Washington

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Spicy Jatropha

Spicy Jatropha

Spicy Jatropha

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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