Plant Care Apple Of Sodom

Apple Of Sodom

Also known as

American silk cotton, American silk cotton, Apple of sodom, Sodom apple, Stabragh, King's crown, Rubber bush, Rubber tree and Dead sea apple


Calotropis procera

How to care for Apple Of Sodom


How often to water your Apple Of Sodom

Water needs for Apple Of Sodom
0.5 cups
every 9

Apple Of Sodom needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Apple Of Sodom

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American silk cotton in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Apple Of Sodom: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Apple Of Sodom may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Apple Of Sodom

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Apple Of Sodom: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Apple Of Sodom after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Apple Of Sodom

Apple Of Sodom

Apple Of Sodom

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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