Common Name: Jatropha Plant
Botanical Name: Jatropha curcas
Jatropha is a shrub with small flowers surrounded by bright red bracts.
About the Product:
Evergreen shrubs, with lactescence. Leaves simple, alternative, oblanceolate, often fascicled on the terminal of stems. Its Cherry-Blossom-like flowers are very small, but the flowering period is very long and almost in all the year.
Each part of the plant is useful in some ways. Even the seed cake produced as a by-product is used as an excellent organic fertilizer. Some parts of the plant are used for medical purposes. The non-edible vegetable oil extracted from the Jatropha plant can be used as an alternative to the diesel oil.
Caring points after receiving the Product:
- Carefully remove the plants from the boxes and packaging around the plants.
- After unboxing check the plant to see if its require watering. Water those plants that top soil is dry.
- Maintain moisture in the pot, do not over water it may kill your plant, so make sure that the soil should be dry between watering.
- After watering you should place your new plant in an area with medium to bright indirect sunlight. Do not go for immediate transplanting (minimum 1 month).
- Just prune if any branch of the plant is get damaged in transits. New leaves will arise definitely.
Plant Care :
Sunlight: It requires minimum more than 6 hours of Direct Sunlight.
Soil: The soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing plant.
Watering: Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Do not over-water the plant. As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.
Application of Fertilizer: Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so, it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. Apply organic fertilizer twice a month. Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.
Plant Protection: Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
- For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Karanja oil spray for primary treatment.