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Coral Flower in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Jatropha multifida

 

Coral Flower

Jatropha is a deciduous or evergreen, succulent shrub or small tree. The trees can grow up to 6m. tall. It has leathery oval leaves. The tree has many uses, and is cultivated in tropical areas for food, medicinal uses, biofuel and as living fences and hedges WARNING: all parts of the plant are purgative or toxic. 'Coral Plant' is a tropical perennial zone 10+ small tree with attractive foliage. Blooms small red coral flowers on a long stalk above the foliage.

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plant Features
  • Coral Flower likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Coral Flower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Coral Flower is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Coral Flower likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Coral Flower

Latin name

Jatropha multifida

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Euphorbiaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Coral Flower likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Coral Flower is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Coral Flower likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Coral Flower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Coral Flower is 4.00meters x 4.00meters 4.00 M 4.00 M

Jatropha multifida

Jatropha is a deciduous or evergreen, succulent shrub or small tree. The trees can grow up to 6m. tall. It has leathery oval leaves. The tree has many uses, and is cultivated in tropical areas for food, medicinal uses, biofuel and as living fences and hedges WARNING: all parts of the plant are purgative or toxic. 'Coral Plant' is a tropical perennial zone 10+ small tree with attractive foliage. Blooms small red coral flowers on a long stalk above the foliage.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Dig a hole is twice the size of the root-ball, and, if the soil is sandy add plenty of composted material to increase water-retention. When back-filling add half the soil, then water thoroughly before adding the rest of the soil, then water again. Water the newly-planted shrub or tree daily for a week, then every other day for two weeks, to help the plant establish

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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