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.

Taxonomy

Asclepias lanceolata
Asclepias
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

Also known as

fewflower milkweed and Cedar Hill milkweed

How to care for Fewflower Milkweed

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

Fewflower Milkweed prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Fewflower Milkweed requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.


🪴 Soil

Fewflower Milkweed is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.


💩 Fertilizer

Fewflower Milkweed grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Fewflower Milkweed grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Fewflower Milkweed can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Fewflower Milkweed

Fewflower 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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