Buddha Belly, Jatropha podagrica, Nettlespurges, 4in Potted Plant, Organic, GMO Free, Buddha Belly Jatropha
The Buddha’s Belly Bush or Gout Plant produces long lasting clusters of bright reddish orange flowers that open a few at a time on sturdy stems held well above the large tri-lobed, rounded tropical foliage. The base of the plant develops into a swollen caudex providing the Buddha’s belly. These are easily grown and rewarding plants that flower throughout the warmer months and will often flower sporadically through winter on established plants. Its drought tolerance lends it to a well-drained soil and is an excellent choice for the porch, patio, or even indoors.
Allow the soil of Buddha’s Belly Bush to become dry to about 1″ deep between waterings, although they will use slightly more water during the growing season and need very little during winter. When repotting use a well-draining cactus soil and use a balanced slow release fertilizer at half strength during the growing season.
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11
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