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Grow Milkweed Plants

Jan 19, 2020


Rotary Club of South Reno Octoberfest silent auction. Check their events calendar for details about upcoming event tickets.
Air Carrier used for the 2019 trip to Lihue (LIH) Kauai, HI was Alaska Air
Ground transportation used was Dollar car rental
Accommodations used Ali’i Kai Resort, Princeville
Top 5 places to look at Calotropis plants in Kauai: 
  • #5 Calotropis gigantea and Calotropis procera. Kauai Seascapes Nursery Inc 4741 Kahiliholo Rd # A Kilauea, HI 96754
  • #4 Private Residence (near public road) Calotropis procera. 5204 Kawaihau Rd Kapaa, HI  96746
  • #3 Kapa’a First Hawaiian Church. Calotropis gigantea. Enjoy from public road. Advise not to enter property without permission. Address 4-1325 Kuhio Hwy Kapaa, HI  96746 North side of property. 
  • #2 Puakea Golf Course Park Calotropis gigantea. 4391 Nuhou St Lihue, HI  96766 look East toward Costco Gas Station
  • #1 Kekaha Beach Park Calotropis procera. 1-7698 Kaumualii Hwy Kekaha, HI  96756
Calotropis gigantea is propagated by stem cuttings. Place the cut part in water and watch for roots. 
Calotropis procera is propagated by seed. I sell this seed at $8.00
Hawai’i has two native butterflies. Hawaiians should get to know them. Love them. Grow their host plants. 
1 Udara blackburni which can go by the names Koa butterfly, Hawaiian Blue or Blackburn’s Butterfly. The host plant for Udara blackburnii includes but is not limited to the following species. Dodonaea viscosa (Broad leaf hopbush) and Acacia koaia (Koai’a).
2 Vanessa tameamea goes by the names Kamehameha butterfly and the Hawaiian name of pulelehua. Host plants include but are not limited to Pipturus albidus (Mamaki).
Grow Milkweed Plants launched a Free Milkweed Seeds program on October 1st 2019. Did you read the email? email link  $475 was raised in a facebook fundraising campaign. Grow Milkweed Plants matched $500. The goal was to ship 250 packets of Free Milkweed Seeds to 250 people by Christmas Day 2019. The goal was achieved!!! Learn more about the program at Consider purchasing a packet that funds a packet of Free Milkweed Seeds for others or make a direct donation thru the PayPal link provided on that webpage.