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About Mandar

Calotropis procera is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae that is native to North Africa, Tropical Africa, Western Asia, South Asia, and Indochina.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height13 inch (33 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Mandar, Rui,Calotropis procera,Rubber bush, apple of Sodom.
Maximum Reachable Height 6 to 8 feet
Flower Colour Pale purple to white
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • In active growth, water freely especially if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
  • Keep lilies mulched so that their roots are cool.
  • The mulch should feel moist but not wet.
  • Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
  • Mandar care

    If its too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over. Most of the popular varieties prefer acidic to neutral soil, but some are lime-tolerant or prefer alkaline soils (e.g.Madonna lilies). Loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Dry to medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 55 to 60 degree C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Mandar special feature

    Where winter hardy, grow as a hedge or train as a small tree. Where not winter hardy, grow in containers which must be overwintered indoors. Could be grown as an annual where not winter hardy.

    Mandar uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
    • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Mandar?

    Mandar is commonly known as Mandar, Rui,Calotropis procera,Rubber bush, apple of Sodom.

    How tall do Mandar grow?

    On average Mandar grows 6 to 8 feet

    What color are Mandar?

    A Mandar plant bears flowers of color Pale purple to white

    When Mandar blooms?

    With enough light, Mandar may produce Pale purple to white flowers in Seasonal bloomer

    How hard is Mandar to grow?

    A Mandar is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Mandar need?

    A Mandar prefers Full sun to part shade

    How much water does a Mandar need?

    A Mandar prefers watering Dry to medium

    What kind of soil does a Mandar need?

    A Mandar prefers Well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Mandar like?

    A Mandar prefers 55 to 60 degree C

    How often should I fertilize my Mandar?

    To encourage Mandar growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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