Plant Care green-flowered milkweed

green-flowered milkweed

About green-flowered milkweed

green-flowered milkweed is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

green-flowered milkweed likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Asclepias asperula
Asclepias
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

Also known as

green-flowered milkweed and spider antelope horns

How to care for green-flowered milkweed

Water

How often to water your green-flowered milkweed

Water needs for green-flowered milkweed
0.5 cups
every 9

green-flowered milkweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of green-flowered milkweed

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for green-flowered milkweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant green-flowered milkweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

green-flowered milkweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

green-flowered milkweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of green-flowered milkweed in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize green-flowered milkweed

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for green-flowered milkweed: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your green-flowered milkweed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for green-flowered milkweed

green-flowered milkweed

green-flowered milkweed


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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