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Calotropis gigantea from seed

Posted by passion4passies 9B (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 24, 11 at 6:39

Good morning everyone,
Does anyone have any information on starting this East Indian milkweed relative from seed? I just received my order, and would like to get them started. The seeds were hard to find, took me almost 3 months to acquire, and any help from you is appreciated. TY in advance :)

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RE: Calotropis gigantea from seed

They are very easy to start from seed. I just planted them in a potting mix, barely covering the seeds. I believe that I covered the trays and kept them on a seed mat until they germinated. I'm in zone 7 so I cut it back and winter it over in the greenhouse. I have a few plants and get blooms but have never gotten seed pods.

I'm surprised that you had such a difficult time locating the seeds. The last time I got some (a few years ago) there were several people selling them on Ebay.

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