Plant Care King's Crown

King's Crown

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

Taxonomy

Calotropis procera
Calotropis
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for King's Crown

💦 Water

How often to water your King's Crown

Water needs for King's Crown
0.5 cups
every 9

King's Crown 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 King's Crown

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for American Silk Cotton in your home

Light needs and placement for plant King's Crown: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

King's Crown love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

King's Crown does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of King's Crown in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize King's Crown

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for King's Crown: 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 King's Crown after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

King's Crown is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing American Silk Cotton →

Common American Silk Cotton Problems →


💦 Water Needs

King's Crown prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

American Silk Cotton Water Frequency →

American Silk Cotton Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

King's Crown requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

American Silk Cotton Light Requirements →

American Silk Cotton Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

King's Crown will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune American Silk Cotton →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
King's Crown can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

American Silk Cotton Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for King's Crown

King's Crown

King's Crown


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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