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Calotropis gigantea, crown flower.
Calotropis gigantea
Crown flower, Giant Milkweed

FAMILY : Apocynaceae
ORIGIN : China to India, Sri Lanka, Indonsia
TYPE/USES : shrub
SIZE : up to 15'
GROWTH RATE :
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : low 30's
FLOWER : warmer months/lavendar

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 through out 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.





 

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