Also known as
Scarlet Milkweed, Blood Flower, Mexican Butterfly, tropical milkweed, cotton bush, hierba de la cucaracha, Mexican butterfly weed, redhead and wild ipecacuanha
How to care for Scarlet Milkweed
Scarlet Milkweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Scarlet Milkweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Scarlet Milkweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Scarlet Milkweed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.