Giant Milkweed (Asclepias gigantea, Calotropis gigantea) - Butterfly Host Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm

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Giant Milkweed

Asclepias gigantea, Calotropis gigantea

Plant Type: Shrub, evergreen in warm climates

Hardiness Zones: Perennial in zones 9-11, annual in colder zones unless protected from frost and freeze

Plant Spacing: 6-8 ft.

Light Requirements: Part shade to 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 Giant Milkweed in your yard to attract butterflies and enjoy watching the butterfly life cycle!

One 4" potted plant will feed 1 larvae. One 6" potted plant will feed 2 larvae.

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