BUDDHA BELLY PLANT (Jatropha podagrica Hook)

Common name : Jarak buncit, Buddha belly plant, gout plant, tartogo, bottleplant shrub, and goutystalk nettlespurge.
Botanical name : Jatropha podagrica Hook

The plant can be propagated by seeds. Mature seeds can be planted in poly bags filled with a mixture of top soil, sand and well-decayed organic manure or compost. The plants can be planted in the field after four months. They can be planted in containers or can be directly planted in the field.
The stem swollen into vasculum at the base is a special feature of the plant. Bright red flowers are also attractive and flowers can be seen throughout the year.


Ecological Distribution:  Found in tropical regions such as Africa and America.


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