Jatrophas are fairly easy to grow here and love our warm weather.

Over the winter, you may want to protect your Jatropha tree when temperatures plunge below 40F degrees. You may notice cold damage on the leaves after a night or two of cold temps.

Otherwise, feed and water your Jatropha as you would any tree in your yard and position it in full sun. The small size (12 feet) makes it ideal for most homeowners.

Red is a powerful symbol of love due to its shared hue with our hearts. Naturally, all red flowers are symbols of passion, love, and desire and the most popular choice in valentine’s bouquets. Red-colored blossoms, such as the Jatropha, are especially fitting as they are one of the few trees with flowers present in February.