Jatropha integerrima

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Jatropha integerrima, also known as Peregrina or Jatrofa, is an evergreen shrub belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family. It is a tropical plant native to Cuba. It thrives in partial shade, reaching less than a meter in h

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Description:

Jatropha integerrima, also known as Peregrina or Jatropha, is a perennial shrub in the Euphorbiaceae family. Native to Cuba, this tropical plant is prized for its lush foliage and attractive flowers. In its natural habitat, it can reach up to 3 metres in height outdoors, while indoors it usually stays below one metre. During the summer, the Peregrina is filled with vibrant red or pink flowers, contrasting with the intense green of its leaves, which emit a soft fragrance.

Origin:

Jatropha integerrima is native to Cuba, where it grows naturally in tropical environments.

History:

Although no specific information is available on its history, Jatropha integerrima has long been valued for its ornamental beauty in tropical gardens and landscapes.

Care:

- Soil and Location: Jatropha integerrima prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soils. It does best in areas with good sunlight, but can also tolerate some partial shade.

- Watering: For optimal care, Jatropha should be watered moderately. It does not tolerate excessive moisture, so it is important to allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. The use of well-drained pots can help to avoid waterlogging problems.

- Fertilising: A balanced fertiliser can be applied every two weeks during the growing season to promote vigorous growth and a 

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Data sheet

Name
Jatropha integerrima, commonly known as Peregrina or Jatropha. Origin: Native to Cuba.
Origen
Native to Cuba.
Height
Can reach up to 3 meters in height outdoors, while indoors it typically stays under 1 meter.
Colour
Its leaves are of an intense green color, and its flowers are red or pink.
Flowering
Blooms in summer with red or pink flowers.
Location
Prefiere suelos bien drenados y ligeramente ácidos, así como áreas con buena luz solar, aunque puede tolerar algo de sombra parcial.
Irrigation
Requires moderate watering. It does not tolerate excessive moisture, so it's important to allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings.
Applications
Primarily cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens and tropical landscapes due to its lush foliage and attractive flowers. It can also be used as a hedge or container plant in patios and terraces.
Note
Primarily cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens and tropical landscapes due to its lush foliage and attractive flowers. It can also be used as a hedge or container plant in patios and terraces.

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