Plant Care Asclepias Incarnata
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Asclepias Incarnata

Also known as

Swamp milkweed, Swamp milkweed, Rose milkweed, Rose milkflower, Swamp silkweed and White indian hemp

Taxonomy

Asclepias incarnata
Asclepias
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Asclepias Incarnata

Water

How often to water your Asclepias Incarnata

Water needs for Asclepias Incarnata
0.5 cups
every 9

Asclepias Incarnata 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 Asclepias Incarnata

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 Swamp milkweed in your home

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

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

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

Asclepias Incarnata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Asclepias Incarnata

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Asclepias Incarnata is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Toxicity
Soil
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Asclepias Incarnata

Asclepias Incarnata

Asclepias Incarnata


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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