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Gout Plant, Tartogo
Scientific Name: Jatropha podagrica Hook.
Synonym:
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Gout Plant, Tartogo (Jatropha  podagrica) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10

Frost Tolerance: Needs south exposure, and frost protection in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Morning sun in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Central America, Honduras, Nicaragua

Growth Habits: Caudiciform bush to 5 feet (1.5 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer

Propagation: Seeds or cuttings in spring


Berries and sap are poisonous.

Gout Plant, Tartogo (Jatropha  podagrica)

Blooming Habits:
Blooms all year but more profusely in the warm months.

Fruiting Habits:

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