I'm wondering where I can purchase a castor bean plant. I reside in Toronto, ON.
Just buy some beans! You can buy Castor beans everywhere - Wally world, HD, online at William Dam seeds and many other places. The seeds germinate quickly and within a week you will have a little castor bean plant!
Here is a link that might be useful: William Dam seeds - Ricinus - Castor Bean
Yes indeed - I get mine at Can Tire... and I have had good plants for the last 2 years.
I do have significant die off, maybe I am not caring enough, but out of 12 seeds I usually have 3 large plants by the end of the season. They are started indoors, 5-6 sprout, and 4-5 make it into the ground in spring.
If anyone sees interesting varieties in the Windsor Area - please let me know!
Hi Meaghan Gardener.
Castor Bean Plants you also can get at Plant World-4000 Eglinton Avenue West.Only I am not sure if they sale seeds.
Have a pleasant gardening season.
And just a word of caution. Castor Bean is a very poisonous plant and so handle with great care.
If you want seeds, buy it on ebay from "seedsandmoore", it ships quickly. If you want plants, check humber nursery toronto.( largest nursery in ontario )
You want the tallest...zanzibariensis
The dark purple called new zealand purple
You would have to ingest the seed for it to be toxic - I have never heard or read of any toxicity reported with handling the seed - an animal or a human would have to ingest the seed (and a few seeds) to get enough toxic ricin. There have been reports of children dying after eating 2-4 seeds.
I might be starting some for the Brampton spring swap...will you be going?
The link given above should read "seedsandmore", ... one less "o". There are some neat offerings there.
Here is a link that might be useful: Seedsandmore
Thx for the correction jroot
I can share with you these beans, I have lots of them. I don't know what's cheaper and more convenient : buy seeds in store or send me SASE (bubble). If you decide to contact me, use this email: marina12 @ rogers.com.
hi,i live in lakeland, florida 33805. where can i purchase castor bean plants in any nursery in the united states please. iam looking for maroon, purple, blue etc. thank you very much, rennea and james burgess. 863-683-8711.
Chickiegirl. we are not familiar with nurseries in the States. This is a fairly easy plant to locate and I suggest you begin with the yellow pages for local nurseries.