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WATERMELON PINK Dwarf Jatropha Tree Improved Bloom Color


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The Watermelon Pink Dwarf Jatropha is an improved cultivar developed from the Red type with brighter color and an overall stronger, more vigorous plant than other attempts at pinks.  

This compact subspecies will mature at a very nice manageable size, making a nice choice in a wide variety of landscape applications.  It is frequently grown as in standard tree form, or as a large muli stemmed small tree-like shrub.  In addition to the compact, manageable size, this plant is a prolific, year round bloomer that is covered with Watermelon Pink  2 inch flowers born in loose clusters that are attractive to both hummingbirds and butterflies.  (The flowers are a food source for mature butterflies, however the plant is not a host to caterpillars). 

Dwarf Jatroph's ability to withstand high heat and humidity make a popular choice in tropical landscapes as well as a star of the porch, patio and poolside.  It grows large enough, quickly enough to be a nice patio or porch plant, but remains small enough to be manageable. 

The overall plant is very attractive with large dense lobed leaves ranging from oval to fiddle shaped.  It is easy to care for and will grow in a wide range of soil types.  Supplemental irrigation is needed until it becomes well established.  Mature, well established plants are quite drought tolerant.

Dwarf Jatropha is native to Cuba and Hispanola and was likely brought into the sourthern states by Spanish Explorers.

All parts of the Jatropha are considered toxic, and has a milky sap that can be irritating to the skin.*

Available Size: 4 Inch Pot

One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot.  Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Botanical Name Jatropha intergerrima compacta Watermelon
Common Name Spicy Jatropha or Peregrina
Plant Family Euphorbiaceae
Mature Size 6 to 8 feet x 6 feet
Bloom Color Watermelon Pink
Bloom Form Clusters of 5 petaled singles
Bloom Time Year Round in the tropics
Zone 9, 10, 11 with cold protection
Fragrance None
Key Features Prolific Bloomer, Compact Size
Suggested Uses Patio Standards, Accent, Potted Specimen
Grower Notes *Most parts are generally considered toxic. 


Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze

Toxicity information generally known in the horticultural trade and gardening circles, if known, is provided for reference purposes only.  Medical and/or Horticulture experts in the field of Plant Toxicology should be consulted for specific and reliable information. 

This plant is intended for ornamental, decorative use only.  Emerald Goddess Gardens tm does not recommend, endorse, or offer the product for any other intended use.  


  • Model: JAT-PNK-WM-04
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3lbs
  • 5 Units in Stock

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