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Calotropis gigantea - Crown Flower or Giant Milkweed


Calotropis gigantea - Crown Flower or Giant Milkweed (Calotropis gigantea - Crown Flower or Giant Milkweed)

This very large shrub native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and China grows to 20 feet/ 6 meters tall. Photo taken in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA on Sept. 29, 2010.



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Wow! That is so different!

30 Sep, 2010

 

Meanie:

It's pretty common here. Next time I'll get a photo of the whole shrub.

30 Sep, 2010

 

very different

1 Oct, 2010

 

It's a very common plant in the tropics...many times naturalizing and becoming very weedy.

2 Oct, 2010

 

I never imagined that there was a blue milkweed. Cool!

2 Oct, 2010

 

Great picture...

2 Oct, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

I'm surprised it doesn't grow in Phoenix...as it tolerates very high temps. I do know it's quite cold sensitive though. From what I've read...it tolerates slightly above freezing temps for a very short period of time without much damage.

2 Oct, 2010

 

Rbtkew:

Thanks! : > )

2 Oct, 2010

 

Delonix: I've never seen one here, but maybe it's something a grower should look into. There are a lot of very frost tender plants grown here just because they enjoy heat!

4 Oct, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

Yes, I've read that Mussaenda will grow in Phoenix...and they're very tropical. It was a huge surprise because it likes a lot of humidity.

5 Oct, 2010



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