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Jatropha curcas (Variegated Leaf)


Jatropha curcas (Variegated Leaf)

Family Name: Euphorbiaceae
Common Name: Physic Nut, Purge Nut, Purging Nut, Pulza, Barbados Nut, Jarak, Jarak Pagar, Jarak Belanda


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Shrub


Native Distribution Tropical America

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, White
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)

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Master ID 856
Species ID 2151
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Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.