Plant Care Asclepias glaucescens

Asclepias glaucescens

About Asclepias glaucescens

Asclepias glaucescens 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.

Asclepias glaucescens 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 glaucescens
Asclepias
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Asclepias glaucescens

Water

How often to water your Asclepias glaucescens

Water needs for Asclepias glaucescens
0.5 cups
every 9

Asclepias glaucescens needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Asclepias glaucescens in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Growing Asclepias glaucescens in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Asclepias glaucescens in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Asclepias glaucescens in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 30.5% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 30.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Asclepias glaucescens in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for None in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Asclepias glaucescens: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Asclepias glaucescens love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Asclepias glaucescens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Asclepias glaucescens

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

When to repot Asclepias glaucescens

Nutrient needs for plant Asclepias glaucescens in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Care Summary for Asclepias glaucescens

Asclepias glaucescens


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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