Jojoba is a shrub which is grown for the jojoba oil, a liquid wax in its seeds.
The jojoba oil has various uses for example as lubricating oil, in pharmaceutical products, as bio-diesel fuel, or cooking oil.
Jojoba originates from North America and is cultivated in desert and semi-desert regions.
Gray box bush
Noix de brebis
Or du désert
Basic information and facts
North America (the scientific name suggests China as the origin, but this is a mistake).
Jojoba is commercially grown in Argentina, Australia, Israel, Mexico, Peru and the USA.
Annual, biennial, or perennial:
Jojoba is a shrub which can be 1 to 2 meters tall. Plants are either male or female.
An ovoid acorn-shaped capsule of 1 to 2 centimeters length. The hard oval, dark brown seeds contain a liquid wax (jojoba oil).
Climate and weather:
Jojoba grows in desert and semi-desert areas.
Usually 1 to 2 meters tall.
Jojoba oil is a valuable oil that is often used in pharmaceutical products (e.g. skin products). It can also be used as lubricant, as a bio-fuel, etc..