Seasonal Color Growers

Providing quality annuals and perennials for landscape professionals since 1999


Asclepias curassavica

Also known as "Tropical Milkweed" this is a great feeder plant for the migrating butterfly population.
Asclepias curassavica
  • Planting & Care

Size & Spacing

  • Bed Spacing: 12-18"
  • Container Spacing: 8"
  • Mature Width: 12-24"
  • Mature Height: 24-30"

Planting Type

  • Tall
  • Accent


  • Summer
  • Fall


  • Perennial


  • Full Sun

Water Requirements

  • Low *


  • Average


Tolerant to

  • Drought
  • Heat

Growth Characteristics:
Careful with your use of this plant as it is highly invasive. Seed pods will burst with multitudes of fly-away seeds.

* Low Water Requirement:
After this plant is well established, it has a lower than average water requirement. A good layer of mulch will also help reduce water needs.