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


Calotropis procera

How to care for King's Crown


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for King's Crown

King's Crown

King's Crown

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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