The Jatropha originates from the tropical parts of Asia and Africa and belongs to the Euphorbiaccae (Euphorbiaccae)
The kind of Jatropha Podagrica (or Buddha belly plant) has a swollen trunk that lives up to the name "Buddha Belly". The large leaves are dark green at the top and grayish at the bottom. The plant has coral-red flowers.
The Jatropha Podagrica is for sale from March to October.
Like a lot of sunlight but not in the bright sun. A place in the windowsill is ideal.
Water the Jatropha regularly. Especially when the plant gets a lot of sunlight it needs a lot of water. A Jatropha is a tropical plant and therefore also likes moisture. Drought really can not have it, but the plant does not like to find wet feet. Water about 3 times a week, the amount of water depends on the size of the pot, but make sure that the potting soil stays 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 give water.
It is possible that due to various factors the lower leaf turns yellow. This does not mean that the Jatropha is dying. Simply remove this yellow leaf and your Jatropha is beautiful again