How to grow Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias curassavica grow and care – subshrub or shrub of the genus Asclepias also known as  Tropical milkweed or Mexican butterfly weed, Asclepias curassavica perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant and attract pollinator, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical, temperate, climate and grow in hardiness zone of 8+.

Leaves color green in lanceolate shape.

Asclepias curassavica flower

Flower color orange, yellow or red in star shape flowers grow in clusters.

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How to grow Asclepias curassavica growing and care:

Moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead flowers and stems

Size of the plant?
30-60cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:


Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Star flowers that grow in clusters the color can be: orange, yellow or red

Scientific name: Asclepias curassavica

How to grow Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias curassavica plant care

Asclepias curassavica


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Subshrub
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9