Plant Care Climbing milkweed

Climbing milkweed

Also known as

Honey vine, Sand vine, Honeyvine, Honeyvine milkweed, Bluevine milkweed and Smooth swallow-wort

Taxonomy

Cynanchum laeve
Cynanchum
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Climbing milkweed

Water

How often to water your Climbing milkweed

Water needs for Climbing milkweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Climbing 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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Finding light for Climbing milkweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Climbing milkweed: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Climbing milkweed may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Climbing milkweed

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

Care Summary for Climbing milkweed

Climbing milkweed


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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