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Bring Life to Your Garden with the Stunning Asclepias Curassavica Blood Flower Plant

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Original price Rs. 199.00
Current price Rs. 149.00
Common name:
Blood Flower
Regional name:
Marathi- Haldi Kunku, Hindi- Kakatundi, Punjabi- Kakatundi, Sanskrit - Kakatundi
Shrubs, Medicinal Plants, Water & Aquatic Plants
Asclepiadaceae or Hoya family

1. Information

  • Scientific Name: Asclepias curassavica
  • Common Names: Blood Flower, Scarlet Milkweed, Tropical Milkweed, Mexican Butterfly Weed
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Origin: Tropical regions of the Americas

2. Plant Description

  • Height: 2-4 feet (60-120 cm)
  • Spread: 1-3 feet (30-90 cm)
  • Leaves: Lanceolate, green, 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) long
  • Flowers: Clusters of red and yellow blooms, attracts butterflies and bees
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to fall

3. Plantation

  • Location: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: Well-draining, moderately fertile soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
  • Propagation: Seeds or cuttings

4. Growing

  • Watering: Regularly; allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings
  • Feeding: Balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring and mid-summer
  • Pruning: Light pruning to maintain shape and encourage bushiness

5. Care

  • Pests: Aphids, milkweed bugs, and spider mites
  • Diseases: Root rot and powdery mildew
  • Prevention: Regular monitoring, using insecticidal soap or neem oil, and proper watering practices

6. Benefits

  • Attracts Wildlife: Provides nectar for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds
  • Ecological: Supports monarch butterfly populations
  • Aesthetic: Adds vibrant color and texture to gardens and landscapes
  • Medicinal: Traditional uses include treatment of skin conditions, fever, and asthma; however, caution is advised as all parts of the plant are toxic if ingested

7. Tips

  • Do not grow in areas where children or pets may have access to the plant
  • Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering
  • Plant in groups for a striking visual impact and increased wildlife attraction
  • Consider growing in containers for better control and ease of care, especially in colder climates

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