4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)
Also known as
Butterfly flower, Silkweed, Silky swallow-wort and Virginia silkweed
How to care for Common milkweed
Common milkweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Common milkweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Common milkweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Common milkweed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.