Calabao Construction

The Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants website has been extremely helpful for obtaining scientific accuracy in my creation of the crocheted Calabao. The Calabao is a preferred food plant for the larvae of the Green Spotted Triangle Butterfly.


Prototypes, mistakes, and final designs for the Calabao flower emerging from the ends.


Each flower is approximately 40 – 50mm when in full bloom.

Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
 Photo from the Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants website.


Leaves grow to a length of 7 – 25 cm, width of 3.5 – 9cm with ruffled edges.

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