This is a decorative small specimen tree or shrub with sparse branches that grows up to 10 ft. The light green leaves , the flowers small but bright red or pink and appearing in considerable numbers on red stems. Makes a good potted plant but can also be used in a small garden and as border plant. Partial sun and a well-drained soil are preferred.
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• Jatropha curcas (Physic Nut, Purging Nut)
• Jatropha gossypiifolia (Bellyache bush, Cotton Leaf, Physic nut, Sibidigua, Tua-Tua)
• Jatropha integerrima, Jatropha pandurata (Spicy Jatropha, Coral Plant, Peregrina, Physic Nut)