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Asclepias curassavica Plant Care Reminders

Blood flower

Milkweed

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General Information

  • Instruction By Pat Hammer
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Plant Care Instruction

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    • January
    • March
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Buy

    Buying young plants in early spring is best.
    2. Plant

    Plant young plants after danger of frost. Container grown plants can be planted at any time but spring is always best.
    March
    1. Sow Seeds

    Start seeds anytime indoors. Sow seeds in the garden after danger of frost and soil begins to warm. This plant self seeds and can become a little bit of a pest.
    October
    1. Prune

    cut back in fall after the leaves start to drop.
    2. Harvest

    Flowers are followed by narrow seed pods. Once they begin to brown and become hard harvest for seed. Do not prune too soon of you want seed.
    November
    1. Harvest

    Flowers are followed by narrow seed pods. Once they begin to brown and become hard harvest for seed. Do not prune too soon of you want seed.
    December
    1. Harvest

    Flowers are followed by narrow seed pods. Once they begin to brown and become hard harvest for seed. Do not prune too soon of you want seed.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Buying young plants in early spring is best.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    January

    Plant young plants after danger of frost. Container grown plants can be planted at any time but spring is always best.

    Sow Seeds

    When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

    March

    Start seeds anytime indoors.
    Sow seeds in the garden after danger of frost and soil begins to warm.
    This plant self seeds and can become a little bit of a pest.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    October

    cut back in fall after the leaves start to drop.

    Harvest

    When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

    October

    Flowers are followed by narrow seed pods. Once they begin to brown and become hard harvest for seed.
    Do not prune too soon of you want seed.

    November

    Flowers are followed by narrow seed pods. Once they begin to brown and become hard harvest for seed.
    Do not prune too soon of you want seed.

    December

    Flowers are followed by narrow seed pods. Once they begin to brown and become hard harvest for seed.
    Do not prune too soon of you want seed.

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