White Vine Milkweed, White Twinevine - Sarcostemma clausum - Native Butterfly Host Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


White Vine Milkweed, White Twinevine Milkweed

Sarcostemma clausum, Funastrum clausum

Plant Type: Perennial vine

Zones: 9-11

Plant Height: 6-10 ft.

Light Requirements: Part shade to full sun

Water/Soil Requirements: Grows best in well-drained soil, water regularly

Propagation: Seeds or cuttings

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

Nectar Plant: Butterflies and other pollinators are attracted to fragrant white blooms. Remove spent flowers regularly to encourage repeat blooming.

Starter Plants are not large enough to feed larvae. We recommend allowing the plant to mature before feeding to larvae due to its small leaves.

Plant White Vine Milkweed in your yard to watch butterflies visit and nectar from this attractive native plant!

White Vine Milkweed (Sarcostemma clausum) is a host plant for the Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Queen (Danaus gilippus), and Soldier (Danaus eresimus) butterfly. White Vine Milkweed is a native North American Milkweed growing in southern Florida and Texas. It is an aggressive rambler, and has white flowers.

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