Castor Bean and Rabbits

cinder8March 10, 2007

Hi there. I live in an area highly populated by rabbits. I consider this to be a good thing and don't want to do anything to harm them.

I am considering planting a Castor Bean (common green) in my garden this spring. I planned to remove the toxic seeds as soon as they developed, but now I wonder if the rest of the plant is just as dangerous to rabbits? Will they eat it?

If so, can this plant be grown in a pot, out of the rabbit's reach?

Thanks for you help!

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

The rest of the plant is considered to be slightly toxic. I don't know the answer to whether or not a rabbit would nibble on it.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 1:43PM
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april_50(Thumb of MI)

I have had good luck with castor bean plants in containers. Make sure it is a large container. They will not get as big as in the ground, but still very tropical looking on a deck. I was just given 3 very large kitty litter pails that I will spray paint forest green, drill a couple drain holes in bottom and start some castor bean plants for friends.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2007 at 9:57PM
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