Buddha Belly Plant
☘ Origin: Tropical Americas
☘ Family: Spurge, Euphorbiaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Jatropha podagrica
☘ Common Name(s): Buddha Belly Plant · Buddha Belly Bush · Bottle Plant · Gout Plant · Swollen Foot
Ultimately, this is one happy plant which helps brighten up the mood, and for a good luck charm.
Swollen Foot: Podagrica means 'swollen foot' fitting for this swollen succulent looking plant. Buddha Belly name alludes to its thick and swollen trunk.
You'll often see these indoors in business entrances where their fat belly caudex is said to attract prosperity, abundance, and good luck. Who doesn't need that?!