Are castor beans toxic?

Answer Castor beans are toxic. All parts of the plant are toxic, but the seed coat contains ricin, which is among the most lethal of natural toxins. Castor oil, which is derived from the bean, is still us... Read More »

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What happens when castor beans are ingested?

Castor beans should not be ingested because they are poisonous. These beans contain ricin, which is very toxic. How sick you will become depends on how much ricin you have been exposed to.DamagingW... Read More »

The Toxicity of Castor Beans?

Castor bean plants are a popular garden ornamental, especially in the southern parts of the United States. They are also extremely poisonous. All parts of the plant, but especially the seeds, are v... Read More »

How to Care for Castor Beans?

Native to Africa and the Middle East, castor beans often grow wild on hillsides, rocky terrain and even along roadsides. The parent plant is a fast growing annual, reaching heights of four to five ... Read More »

When should I plant castor beans?

On One Hand: In the SouthAccording to Union County College Biology Department, the castor plant is intolerant of frost and should be planted after the last killing frost in spring. In the deep sout... Read More »