Jatropha Curcas Plant
Jatropha Plant Care and Growth The plant is easy to grow from cuttings or seed. Cuttings result in faster maturity and quicker seed production. It prefers warm climates but can survive a light frost. The deep taproot makes it drought tolerant, although best growth will be achieved with supplemental water occasionally. It doesn’t have any major disease or pest issues in its natural regions. It may be pruned, but flowers and fruit form on terminal growth, so it is best to wait until after flowering. No other Jatropha plant care is necessary. This plant is useful as a hedge or living fence, or just as an ornamental stand alone specimen.