Calotropis gigantea – Giant Milkweed (4″ pot)

$15.00

A pretty, large, tropical, shrub, with unique crown-like, lavender to white flowers, known to be a host for butterflies and other insects.

Ships in a 4″ pot. Does not come with flowers, but is mature to bloom.

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Description

This is a butterfly host plant. It gets waxy alien-like lavender to white flowers, but they are quite pretty. The flowers last a long time and you can see them sometimes throughout the whole year. In Thailand, they use the flowers as floral arrangements. The flowers are also used in other countries for several other things including leis. In India, the plant is known as Madar and is often seen in temples.

ORIGIN: China to India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia
TYPE/USES: Shrub
SIZE: up to 15′
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS: Average
MIN. TEMP.: low 30’s
FLOWER: Warmer months/Lavender

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