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Brighten Your Garden with the Glowing Yellow Flowers of Asclepias curassavica aurea - Blood Flower Yellow Plant Now Available for Sale!

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Common name:
Asclepias Yellow Flowered, Blood Flower Yellow
Regional name:
Marathi- Haldi Kunku, Hindi- Kakatundi, Punjabi- Kakatundi, Sanskrit - Kakatundi
Shrubs, Flowering Pot Plants, Groundcovers, Water & Aquatic Plants
Asclepiadaceae or Hoya family


Asclepias curassavica, also known as Tropical Milkweed or 'Yellow Flowers,' is a perennial flowering plant native to the tropical regions of the Americas. It is known for its vibrant yellow flowers and benefits to wildlife, particularly as a host plant for the Monarch butterfly. This guide will provide you with essential information on how to grow, care for, and benefit from this attractive plant.

Growing Conditions

  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: Well-drained, loamy or sandy soil
  • Water: Moderate, drought-tolerant once established
  • Temperature: Warm, tropical or subtropical climates


  1. Seeds: Sow seeds directly outdoors in spring after the last frost or start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost.
  2. Spacing: Plant seedlings or young plants 12-18 inches apart.
  3. Depth: Plant seeds 1/8 inch deep.

Care and Maintenance

  • Watering: Water regularly, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between watering.
  • Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring and mid-summer.
  • Pruning: Remove dead or damaged stems and leaves regularly. Prune the plant back in late winter or early spring to encourage bushier growth.
  • Pests: Watch out for aphids, milkweed bugs, and spider mites. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil to control infestations.
  • Diseases: Asclepias curassavica is generally disease-resistant but can be affected by root rot in poorly-draining soils. Ensure proper drainage to prevent this issue.


  1. Wildlife Attraction: Tropical Milkweed is an essential host plant for Monarch butterflies, providing food for their caterpillars. It also attracts various pollinators, such as bees and hummingbirds.
  2. Medicinal Uses: The plant has been used in traditional medicine for treating various ailments, including fever, cough, and digestive issues. However, use caution, as parts of the plant are toxic if ingested.
  3. Ornamental Value: The bright yellow flowers and lush green foliage of Asclepias curassavica 'Yellow Flowers' make it an excellent choice for garden borders, butterfly gardens, and container plantings.

Conclusion Asclepias curassavica 'Yellow Flowers' is a beautiful and beneficial plant for your garden. By providing the right growing conditions and proper care, you can enjoy its stunning flowers while supporting local wildlife. Always exercise caution when using the plant for medicinal purposes and consult a healthcare professional before doing so.