Spicy Jatropha; Peregrina
Cuba; Hispaniola; Greater Antilles.
- Full Shade
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Part shade to full shade. A tropical evergreen perennial, comparable to oleander or bottlebrush. Over time it can grow to large size with sufficient south wall or other cold protection. The glossy leaves are variable in form, sometimes oval, sometimes trident-shaped. Reddish flower clusters appear throughout the warm season. As in other euphorbias, the sticky sap may irritate sensitive skin. Use some caution around children.
None needed in summer, but occasional cleanup after freeze damage.
8-10' H, 6-8' W
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
April, May, June, July, August, September, October