(16 customer reviews)

Scientific name: Asclepias sp.

Common Names: Milkweed, Butterfly Flower

Overview: The Milkweed looks beautifully at home in native-style gardens and among wildflowers. You’ll find it works well in borders of perennials, as it comes back each year. Its bright orange umbrella-like flowers are surrounded by green leaves.

Named for the milky fluid which flows forth when the plant is broken apart, you’ll want to make sure to keep pets away, as it can be harmful to them. However, Milkweed is sure to attract monarch butterflies to your garden – and isn’t that an incredibly welcome addition!

  • Please note that these plants may be treated with insecticide so allow 2-3 weeks before purposefully introducing caterpillars.
Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships October 6th - October 13th.

This product is not California Certified.

$ 21.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Milkweeds are a group of plants belonging to the genus Asclepias, which contains over 100 species. These plants are known for their importance as a host plant for the Monarch butterfly, as well as for their beautiful flowers and hardy nature.

Milkweeds can vary in size, depending on the species. Some, like the Common Milkweed, can grow up to six feet tall and spread widely through underground rhizomes, while others, such as the Butterfly Weed, are more compact, reaching only 2-3 feet in height. Be sure to account for the mature size of the milkweed species you choose when planning your garden layout.

Caring for your Milkweed

While some species may have specific care requirements, this guide will provide a general overview of how to successfully grow and maintain milkweed plants in your garden.


Most milkweed species require full sun to grow and flower at their best, so choose a planting location that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight daily.


Milkweeds are generally adaptable to a range of soil types, from sandy to clayey. However, they generally prefer well-draining soils. Some species, like the Swamp Milkweed, can tolerate wetter soils, while others, such as the Butterfly Weed, prefer drier, even rocky soils. Milkweeds can tolerate a wide range of soil pH levels, but they generally prefer slightly acidic to neutral soils, with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0.

16 reviews for Milkweed

  1. Kimberly (verified owner)

    Shipped very fast. Plant is alive with little shock. I watered and left it in the porch. It was thriving again. Caterpillars were very happy and I just got three healthy monarch butterflies. Highly recommend!

  2. keith vallancourt (verified owner)

  3. Tamara (verified owner)

    Box was damaged plant was packed well but it arrived dead, don’t waste money

  4. SUSAN D. (verified owner)

    Arrived in perfect condition, as usual. Wouldn’t order plants by mail with any other company!

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Hard-to-find product in this size. Arrived quickly and as described. Plants suffered a little shock from shipment, but otherwise are doing great!

  6. Meredith Blanchar (verified owner)

  7. Barbara S. (verified owner)

    Arrived healthy and happy. Very little signs of shock.

  8. Kristin Huntley (verified owner)

  9. Mary Sony (verified owner)

    The leaves are turning brown on a few but the rest looks good I think it was from the transport

  10. Tysha Fisher (verified owner)

    Healthy and happy!

  11. Tysha Fisher (verified owner)

    These plants thrive as soon as they are transplanted!

  12. Chris (verified owner)

    Great Plant!

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant was in great shape.

  14. CHERYL C. (verified owner)

    Never disappointed with PlantVine. About one dozen cats tagged along, including a Queen. Love it!

  15. Patti Lee (verified owner)

    My plant arrived quickly and in beautiful shape. Just waiting for this cold snap to end so I can put it in my butterfly garden area. Could not be more pleased.

  16. Brenda Blacketer (verified owner)

    Love them! They are thriving and I will be back! Thank you so much!

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Why others chose the Milkweed

Love your plants, your order process and the shipping, the photo is great. There also alot of cats!

I love Monarchs. I raise them every year they come to my Waystation. I buy at least 4 pots a year from Plantvine. They are gorgeous plants that feed lots of hungry cats. PlantVine has saved many caterpillars at my home!!

Helping monarchs

Every year I need to prepare for the Monarchs that I raise and release. Plantvine has been a life saver, literally.

It’s a butterfly 🦋 plant plus the 🌸 are beautiful.

Every year, I do my part to maintain my Monarch Waystation. The Milkweed from Plantvine help secure food for when the cats are brought indoors for protection. I cannot thank them enough for supplying such large, healthy plants!

Love Plantvine. Their milkweed saved my cats last year!!

Hello! I had a very unexpected egg laying Monarch. I have so many cats, I do not want to run out of milkweed. Thanks!

Birthday Present!

For my monarch caterpillars :)