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