Jatropha is an undershrub 1.5-2 m tall. The name is given
after a botanist who discovered it. Jatropha grows in porous, red soil in
summer. Jatropha is found in the coastal area. The jatropha tolerates drought and
saline conditions to a moderate degree. A regular watering schedule is necessary
for the first growing season so that it builds a deep and extensive root
you should water it daily for the first week. After two weeks
you can water the plant when you see the soil surface is dry. They can be
pruned as a single trunk for tree growth, or tip pruned for internal branching.
Tip pruning will give the appearance of a shrub giving the plant a round shape.
Height: 19 to 29
Temperature: 20 to
The plant is
used for ornamental purpose.
Roots are Used
in abdominal pain, constipation, calculus, general anasarca, piles, helminthic
infestation, scabies and skin disorders.
relieve asthma and seeds are used to cure snakebites.