Limberbush, Dragon’s Blood
Jatropha cardiophylla

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

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

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Tucson, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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0
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RatingContent
Positive

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.