Tropical milkweed (non-native)



Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) is thought to be native to the Caribbean and Central America. Tropical Milkweed becomes a problem when it is planted in temperate areas where it does not die back.

Tropical Milkweed is simple to propagate, allowing growers to rapidly produce the plant for quick sale, which is part of the problem.

Other common names for Tropical Milkweed:

  • Scarlet Milkweed
  • Mexican Milkweed
  • Mexican Butterfly Weed
  • Sunset Flower
  • Bloodflower
  • Silkweed