Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica )
Copyright: Ann Marie Hofmann
(aka Blood Flower)
One look at this plant’s vivid red blooms and you will understand why Blood Flower, one of four milkweeds on our site, is a perfect name for this tropical species of milkweed. The small flowers grow from a woody base and the plant reaches approximately three feet high.
In most regions in North America, it is an annual plant because it is a tropical species. The Monarchs love to munch on the Blood Flower as caterpillars and many other butterflies enjoy the sweet nectar. Blood Flowers need full sun and will be a striking addition to any garden.
Where to Buy Tropical Milkweed Plants:
Tropical Milkweed is a Nectar Plant for:Monarch, Queen, Gray Hairstreak, and more
Tropical Milkweed Specifications:
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil: Well drained, moderate watering
Average Height: 30 in. to 36 in.
Average Spread: 12 in. to 18 in.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Copyright: Fred Miller