Milkweed tree, Calotropis procera 25 seeds
Common names include Giant milkweed, Sodom's Apple, Dead Sea Apple, Rooster Tree, Rubber Bush and Milkweed tree. Zone 10-11 plant will like special treatment in colder zones during winter. Can be grown in an island (container). Blooms in under a year. Seed germinates in fewer than four days. Plant will continue to grow for many years when protected from cold weather.
Life Expectancy: Perennial within its temp range. Annual in colder zones.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 10-13 (30ºF to 70ºF) protect during frost.
Light Requirement: Full sun.
Mature Height: 12 feet.
Bloom Colors: Purple and white.
Propagation: Seed. Germinates at 75ºF. Ideal temp is 85ºF (96hrs).
Root Description: Forms multi-stemmed crown above ground level.
Root Spread: Clump forming. Expanding crown.
Container: Transplant when container is inevitably outgrown.