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Tropical Milkweed - Asclepias curassavica- Seedling Plants
Botanical Name: Asclepias sp.
Host Plant For: Queen (Danaus gilippus), and Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Tropical Milkweed - Asclepias curassavica, is known by many different names. Scarlet milkweed, Tropical milkweed, Bloodroot, Bloodflower, Bastard Ipecacuanhais are just a few of the names this plant is called. It is the host plant for Monarch and Queen butterfly caterpillars. A South American native, Tropical Milkweed grows 30"-36" high and produces clusters of bright yellow or yellow-orange bi-colored flowers.
This plant is highly utilized by Monarch butterflies for egg-laying and used as a nectar source by many other butterfly species. Plant in full sun and treat as an annual. Save the seeds and start them yourself next year (this milkweed is easy to grow from seed). Each plant is shipped in a reusable cone-tainer with minimal soil to help prevent root shock and ease of transplant. Milkweed wilts in high heat above 95. These plants are about 3-5 inches tall and will take up to two-three months to be full grown for Monarchs to feed on.
These plants are what we use for our butterfly farm. They grow fast and are very easy to take care of.