How to grow Calotropis procera

Calotropis procera growing shrub of the genus Calotropis also known as Apple of Sodom or Sodom apple, Calotropis procera perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental hedge plant, drought tolerant plant or medicinal plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green in egg shape to elliptic.

Calotropis procera flower

Flower color white-green with purple with five petals, flowers grow in clusters.

Fruit poisonous in green color in egg shape.

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How to grow Calotropis procera growing and care:

Drained soil, prefer sand soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn / Winter

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for desgin

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White-green with purple with five petals, flowers grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Calotropis procera

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