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Jatropha cardiophylla

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Jatropha (JAT-roh-fuh) (Info)
Species: cardiophylla (kard-ee-oh-FIL-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Xenomorf On Oct 22, 2004, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Comes alive after the monsoons for a short while then goes dormant. Branches are very flexible and are used for making baskets. It has a pleasant aroma. Leaves are heart shaped.
Also used for toothaches treatment. Semi-succulent.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona



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