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Scientific name: Calotropis procera

  • Plant type | tree
  • English | Felt plant
  • Papiamentu | Katuna di seda
Felt plant, Katuna di seda
Calotropis procera

IN GENERAL

  • Height in meters | 5.00
  • Grows | medium
  • Flowers are | lavender
  • Leaves are | green

IN YOUR GARDEN

  • Wind tolerance | high
  • Drought tolerance | very high
  • Salt tolerance | high
  • Sun or Shade | sun

REMARKS

Although a very common tree in Curaçao's nature it is not a native tree. It comes from north Africa, India. Flowers are fragant. Could be used in a dry/desert garden.