Calotropis Gigantea- Giant Milkweed

  • Hi Tony. And for monarch enthusiasts who rear caterpillars in cages, giant milkweed leaves can be refrigerated. good luck!

  • Hi there,
    I live in Hawaii and have over 100 pots of these plants. Calotropis gigantea, the crown flower, is a species of Calotropis native to Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, [citation needed] Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, China, Pakistan, Nepal, and tropical Africa.. It quickly outgrew that pot so put into a 5 gallon. Butterflies such as Monarch, Queen, and Soldier Butterflies tend to use the giant milkweed … Calotropis Species, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Giant Milkweed, Swallow-Wort (Calotropis gigantea) by kamia Dec 1, 2003 11:20 PM The Flowers - Florida Botanical Gardens, Pinellas County, Florida - October 2004 Can you recommend a) what to plant and b) anything I can do for the soil?
    Thanks very much for any help anyone can provide
    Betsy Larey