Jatropha typically has small, brightly colored flowers, evergreen foliage, and succulent, latex producing stems. Handsome leaves, often with finger-like lobes, are arranged alternately on the stem. Red, yellow, purple, or white flowers occur singly or in flat-topped clusters near or at the ends of branches. The fruit is a capsule, which may be large and showy.
- full sun
|Growth Cycle||Semi Deciduous|
|Flower Color||Coral Red|
|Habitat||South Africa, Cuba and West Indies|