Plant Care American Silk Cotton

American Silk Cotton

Also known as

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


Calotropis procera

How to care for American Silk Cotton


How often to water your American Silk Cotton

Water needs for American Silk Cotton
0.5 cups
every 9

American Silk Cotton 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 American Silk Cotton

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American Silk Cotton in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Silk Cotton: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American Silk Cotton love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

American Silk Cotton does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize American Silk Cotton

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for American Silk Cotton: 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 American Silk Cotton after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

American Silk Cotton is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for American Silk Cotton

American Silk Cotton

American Silk Cotton

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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