NAME: Physic Nut Tree
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Barbados Nut / Purging Nut / Jatropha
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Jatropha Curcas
COLOR: Pale Yellow
PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost
PLANT HEIGHT: 12 - 15’
PLANT SPACING: 5 - 7’
BLOOM TIME: Mid Summer
HARDINESS ZONE: 9 - 11
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry
QUANTITY: 10 Seeds
OTHER: This plant is used for the manufacture of organic diesel fuel, insecticides, anti fungal agents and soaps. If you wish to make your own insecticide/fungicide with this plant, be careful of the nuts. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested, so be very cautious about human (or animal) consumption. First, dry the nuts completely. Second, crush the nuts to a fine powder. Third, soak nut powder in petroleum ether until the ether is evaporated. The residue is your insecticide. Use it sparingly, about 1 Tbsp/Gal. As the Physic Nut Tree becomes more popular as a source for bio-diesel production, the market will likely expand for this seed. It grows very easily from seed and sets seed every time it blooms. Butterflies just love it and joyfully pollinate it. These tree do grow quickly. Mine was around 2 feet tall when I planted it and in its second year it has grown to about 15 ft.
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Feb 19, 2021
I was excited to find the seeds I was looking for, helped with a lost package, great customer service.
Feb 8, 2021
These always come so fast! Love the bonus seeds. Have not been able to germinate quite yet but I have a few going right now (third time is a charm)! NOT the fault of the vendor, I've had a knat problem and know that Raid killed off the first few plants before they sprouted. Using a sanding stone to get to the inside of the seed really helps! But please decontaminate if you're using Physic Nuts since they are poisonous :)
Jan 29, 2021