Spicy jatropha


Jatropha integerrima

This large shrub bears its red flowers all the year round and is a good plant for waterwise gardening being drought tolerant. In size can reach 4.5 m and attracts butterflies and sunbirds. Can be used in a mixed border, or in an area with succulents or in a large pot. Plant in full sun. Suitable for altitudes from the coast to 1,800 m.