I had a wobble over which plant mine was last year until I decided it was quite definately not a "Caster oil plant"
As many have said this is why we should use the latin names. Fatsia Japonica . or "False castor Oil plant" We really need to make sure exactly what plant we are dealing with, particularly when you are potentially dealing with an extremely dangerous plant .
Ricinus communis, castor oil plant - THE POISON GARDEN websitewww.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/ricinus_communis.htmRicinus communis, castor oil plant, is usually described as absolutely deadly in the tiniest of amounts, 50000 tonnes a year are being produced and it is usually.......
My Fatsia Japonica has lovely leaves. It grows well and is easy to prune right down as far as you like.
Since I've had two small grandchildren, I am particularly wary about several of my garden plants .
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