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Silky Scarlett Milkweed

ASCLEPIAS CURASSAVICA "SILKY SCARLETT"

$54.00
Size: Small Size Chart
Pot: Eco Planter
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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 7" to 14" W 20" to 24" H

The Silky Scarlett Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) is a perennial in planting zones 9-11. This nectar producing plant grows three ft. tall and two ft. wide. Their claim to fame is the nectar source they produce for Monarch butterflies in their migration. Monarchs also use them as a host plant for laying their eggs. Shaped seed pods make a prop for floral arrangements inside and best of all, you can sow the seeds and have a new batch of flowers next season!
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Silky Scarlett Milkweed
About Silky Scarlett Milkweed

Striped caterpillars that morph into monarch butterflies are attracted to this plant as a host. These caterpillars have a greater survival rate and less developmental time on A. curassavica than on the more general milkweed.

Care Level: I'm Easy

Easy for beginners

Pet Friendly: Warning

Toxic to pets if ingested.

Origins: South America

South America

Fun Facts: Interestingly muc...

Interestingly much of the plant is turned into useful products. For instance, the silky hairs for the seed pods was once used during World War II to stuff pillows and mattresses. Stalks were turned into paper and muslin since their fiber has tensile strength. Native American Indians used the fiber as ropes and fish nets. Rubber can be made from the latex from the sap of the plant. They have also been used for medicinal purposes to heal infections.

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Great For People Who…

  • Great for people who are on the go and need low maintenance plants
  • Great for people who love flowering plants
  • Great for people who love all year long color
  • Great for people who love to dance
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Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for spaces with higher ceilings
  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light
  • Great for spaces that have a patio or greenhouse
  • Great for spaces that have full sun

ASCLEPIAS CURASSAVICA "SILKY SCARLETT" Care Guide

Silky Scarlett Milkweed

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