JATROPHA PODAGRICA COMPACTA
The Jatropha is originally from Costa Rica and belongs to the Euphorbiaccae (Euphorbiaccae).
The variety Jatropha Podagrica (aka Buddha belly plant) has a swollen trunk that lives up to the name “Buddha Belly”. The large leaves are dark green on top and grayish on the underside. The plant has coral red flowers.
Likes a lot of sunlight, but not in direct sunlight. A place on the windowsill is ideal.
Keep moist, the potting soil must not dry out:
Water the Jatropha regularly. It needs a lot of water, especially if the plant receives a lot of sunlight. A Jatropha is a tropical plant and therefore also likes moisture. It really can't stand drought, but the plant doesn't like wet feet either. Water about 3x a week, the amount of water depends on the size of the pot, but make sure that the potting soil remains moist. Just watering on top of the potting soil is fine, but putting the pot in a layer of water for a few minutes is also a good way to water.
Remove yellow leaf:
It is possible that the lower leaf turns yellow due to various factors. This does not mean that the Jatropha will die. Just remove this yellow leaf and your Jatropha is beautiful again