Plant Care Aquatic Milkweed

Aquatic Milkweed

About Aquatic Milkweed

Aquatic 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.

Aquatic 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 perennis
Asclepias
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

Also known as

aquatic milkweed and white swamp milkweed

How to care for Aquatic Milkweed

Water

How often to water your Aquatic Milkweed

Water needs for Aquatic Milkweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Aquatic 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

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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 Aquatic Milkweed in your home

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

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

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

Aquatic Milkweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Aquatic Milkweed

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Aquatic Milkweed

Aquatic 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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