Plant Care Fewflower Milkweed

Fewflower Milkweed

About Fewflower Milkweed

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

Fewflower 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.

Fewflower Milkweed belongs to the asclepias genus, and is native to the Eastern coastal United States.

⚠️ Fewflower Milkweed is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Asclepias lanceolata

Also known as

fewflower milkweed and Cedar Hill milkweed

How to care for Fewflower Milkweed


How often to water your Fewflower Milkweed

Water needs for Fewflower Milkweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Fewflower 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Fewflower Milkweed in your home

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

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

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

Fewflower Milkweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Fewflower Milkweed

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Fewflower Milkweed

Fewflower Milkweed

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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