Plant Care Asclepias Syriaca

Asclepias Syriaca

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Asclepias Syriaca has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Common Milkweed, Common Milkweed, Butterfly flower, Silkweed, Silky swallow-wort and Virginia silkweed


Asclepias syriaca

How to care for Asclepias Syriaca


How often to water your Asclepias Syriaca

Water needs for Asclepias Syriaca
0.5 cups
every 9

Asclepias Syriaca 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 Syriaca

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Milkweed in your home

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

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

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

Asclepias Syriaca does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Asclepias Syriaca

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

Difficulty Level

Asclepias Syriaca 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 Asclepias Syriaca

Asclepias Syriaca

Asclepias Syriaca

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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