December 2, 2023
This holiday season, I’m thinking beyond poinsettia to recommend another plant in the same Euphorbiaceae family. This odd-looking, drought-tolerant plant can add interest to your garden or be an attention grabber as a potted plant placed in a prominent spot. Sometimes known as the gout plant, the distinctive feature of the Jatropha podagrica is the swollen base of its trunk, thus the more popular common name, Buddha belly.
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