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I have seen them all over Florida and never seen warning signs or special fences. That doesn't mean it would be wrong to do so. I have seen signs near oleander plants, but only in public plantings on roadsides or parks. Oleander is actually dangerous. Petunias are poisonous, few people die from them.
 
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I have seen them all over Florida and never seen warning signs or special fences. That doesn't mean it would be wrong to do so. I have seen signs near oleander plants, but only in public plantings on roadsides or parks. Oleander is actually dangerous. Petunias are poisonous, few people die from them.
You don't necessarily have to put warning signs or fences around your Castor Oil Plants but for the safety of kids being around. I'm living in the US Virgin Islands and they grow wild, especially in the rain forest. The reason why my family have theirs fenced because we run an agricultural business and process the seeds to make the Castor Oil. People will often see the plant and know its a Castor Oil Plant and pick the seeds. Many people got poisoned from the seeds because they tried making the oil by themselves or boiled the seeds as a tea. But never heard of anybody dying from them where I'm from. If you don't reach to the emergency room in time, then it can become deadly.

Mean point is you got to know what your doing!!!
 
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Actually there has been a castor oil plant in my backyard for years and i had no idea whatsoever that this plant was toxic at one point i was considering to make some castor oil but had no idea as to how it was done; it was a great thing i did not mess around with it.
 
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Actually there has been a castor oil plant in my backyard for years and i had no idea whatsoever that this plant was toxic at one point i was considering to make some castor oil but had no idea as to how it was done; it was a great thing i did not mess around with it.
Good thing you didn't attempt to make the oil yourself. Your family would of been rushing you to the emergency room. Definitely, you would have been poisoned by the oil. You wouldn't have died instantly like others have stated but you would off felt ill. The only way you would die; if you didn't make it to the emergency room on time.
 
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When I was growing up in Texas, castor bean plants were very common in out area. The plant is beautiful with its large leaves and the variety of different colors on the plant. And I think the flowers are lovely. We never had any instances of pets or any children poisoned by them.
 
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Good thing you didn't attempt to make the oil yourself. Your family would of been rushing you to the emergency room. Definitely, you would have been poisoned by the oil. You wouldn't have died instantly like others have stated but you would off felt ill. The only way you would die; if you didn't make it to the emergency room on time.
You can buy castor oil in any drugstore or in bulk from feed stores. The process for extracting the oil denatures the traces of ricin found in the beans. Extracting ricin is a difficult process and quite distinct from the much simpler process for extracting the oil. Tomato plants are also toxic, as are petunias. Oleander is far more toxic and also widely grown as an ornamental. There is no danger from castor oil You may want to handle the raw beans with care as some people are allergic to other compounds found in the beans. Once heated during the extraction process all danger is gone.
 
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Hello.I have around 1000 kg C ASTOR beans-,,ricinus communis,,from an ecological culture...I give commisoin if somebody can help me to sel my culture beans .Thank you (e-mail address removed)
 
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I think we are getting into a pissing match here. The OP is correct that this post was solely about the Caster Bean plant and it is extremely poisonous. Dead is dead, whether it takes one second or several hours. The average person should not have these anywhere that children, or pets have access to them... or stupid people either, so be careful about your guests too (....Live PD folks!!). (That was NOT a dig at anyone on this forum.) Hey, maybe the person with deer problems eating their tulips could..... nah, that's cruel and they are probably too smart to eat them anyway. I'm just trying to lighten the tone a bit.
 

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