Plant Care Desert Milkweed

Desert Milkweed

About Desert Milkweed

Desert 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.

Desert 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 erosa
Asclepias
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Desert Milkweed

Water

How often to water your Desert Milkweed

Water needs for Desert Milkweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert 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 Desert Milkweed

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Desert Milkweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Milkweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Desert Milkweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Desert Milkweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Desert Milkweed in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Desert Milkweed

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Desert 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 Desert Milkweed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Desert Milkweed

Desert Milkweed

Desert 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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