Calotropis Gigantea Also known as: Giant Milkweed, Crown Flower
This is possibly the largest of all Milkweeds and is native to Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines,Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, China, Pakistan, Nepal, and tropical Africa. It is a medium sized to large perennial shrub growing to normally about 6-8 feet or even more in the very hot tropics. It can also be grown in large planters to create a tropical effect just about anywhere. It has clusters of beautiful waxy flowers that bloom all season long and are either white or lavender in color. Each flower consists of five pointed petals and a small, elegant "crown" rising from the center, which holds the stamens. It is a relative of the Hoya and the scarlet milkweed. The plant is pollinated by insects and is a host to many, including bees and various butterflies including the Monarch butterfly!
The flowers last long, and are used in various floral arrangements. Hawaiian's consider them as a symbol of royalty and wear them strung into leis. Reported to exhibit mosquito controlling properties. There are a wide range of medicinal Uses which include a remedy for poisonous snake bites, fever, intestinal worms, stomach ulcers, asthma, abortion, and purgative. Rheumatic disorders, skin, stomach, and nerve disorders are also treated. Despite the fact of its numerous medicinal uses, this plant is recognized as a poisonous plant. Extreme caution should be taken, medical advice, and further research. It prefers full sun to part shade. Hardy at least to zone 9, drought and salt tolerant.
This offer is for 10 seeds.
I received my seeds in a timely manner and they were packaged well. Unfortunately I can’t review the viability or accuracy because they haven’t grown yet. But, the seeds appear to be as described.
Jan 16, 2018 by Jody
May 3, 2017 by Khameuy Quan
Seeds arrived quickly and safely packaged. Instructions included for germination which is greatly appreciated. Will update when/if seeds sprout for more info. My order also came with a bonus packet of seeds which were unlabeled, so I am pretty excited to try to grow them and see what happens. Overall, very happy with my purchase!
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