Tropical Milkweed - Asclepias curassavica - Butterfly Host and Nectar Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


Tropical Milkweed, Blood Flower, Scarlet Milkweed, Mexican Butterfly Weed

Asclepias curassavica

Plant Type: Annual

Hardiness Zones:9-11

Plant Spacing: 2-3 ft.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Water/Soil Requirements: Prefers well-drained soil

Propagation: Seeds or cuttings

Host Plant: for Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Queen (Danaus gilippus), and Soldier (Danaus eresimus) Butterfly

Plant Tropical Milkweed in your yard to attract butterflies and enjoy watching the butterfly life cycle!

One 4" potted plant will feed 1 larvae.

A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm