Giant Milkweeds- can Calotropis do well indoors-artificial light?
Has anyone grown either of the "giant" milkweeds (Calotropis gigantea and C. procera) exclusively indoors under artificial lighting?
It sounds like the huge leaves of Calotropis might make things easier as an abundant host food for monarch cats. (No choice but to grow indoors.)
Comments and suggestions welcomed. Some questions that come to mind - Would these plants be expected to do well indoors all the time (~72-80ÃÂF)? How large a container (if kept pruned)? Or are they just too big? Are they very fast growers? Do the the leaf-hairs get airborne and are they irritating to people or pets?
Mainly, though, do cuttings in water, or single leaves last a relatively long time (while being consumed, of course)?