Milkweed tree, Calotropis procera 25 seeds
Calotropis procera 25 seeds. Collected in Maui Hawaii in early 2022. 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.