Ricinus communis seeds (20pcs)


Product: Live seeds of Ricinus communis

Info: Packs of 20 seeds, each unit contains 20 seeds.

Origin: Spain

Hosts: Samia ricini and other Samia sp.

Plant cycle: Annual in cold climates, perennial in mediterranean/tropical areas

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Ricinus communis seeds, packs of 20pcs for sale.

Ricinus communis: The castor bean or castor oil plant, is a species of perennial flowering plant, in the familty Euphorbiaceae. In colder climates, this plant will die during winter and need to be planted again every spring. R. communis is the perfect host for Samia ricini and other Samia sp., providing incredible results in terms of size and quality of pupae.

WARNING!!! Ricinus communis is classified as very poisonous for humans. The toxicity of raw castor beans is due to the presence of ricin, a naturally occurring lectin (a carbohydrate-binding protein), which is present in the in the seeds at elevated concentrations. Ingestion of few seeds may result in fatalities, keep the seeds safely stored and far from kids. 

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