How to grow Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias curassavica growing 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.

Asclepias curassavica for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

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

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