We include extras in larger orders for free!
These plants will be large enough to keep pace with
a hungry growing caterpillar within a few weeks of new growth time! Please plan ahead so you do not have
starving caterpillars. We ship perfect pesticide free
Milkweed plants like these pictured...however lack
of light during 3-4 day shipment will result in some
yellow or dead leaves. 99% of the time even sad looking plants recover fast and will grow into a beautiful milkweed food source for your fluttering friends.
no not use any pesticides, only beneficial bugs to keep
pests in check - while we wash and carefully inspect every plant before we ship
- if you see some orange dots on your
plants, these are oleander aphids, you can squish them or soak
your plants in water for 5 minutes to drown them...Soapy
water will suffocate any pests on your plants...wash off residue.
During extreme weather express shipping may be necessary
to keep plants alive and is highly reccomened for
all larger orders. We typically ship orders of 20 or more by Priority mail but do not guarantee their typical delivery times of 2-5 business days.
Extra Notes: Asclepais curassavica is the only type we grow for sale. It is a southern variety that is favored by profesional breeders and Monarchs throughout North America, it grows fast but will not survive a hard freeze. Save the thousand seeds it can easily produce and you are set for next year with plenty to share. It is a great choice, but if you want cold hardy plants we have Speciosa seeds for northern climates. There are many types of milkweed but few sources for seeds and plants for most. Support your local nurseries and ask them to carry local varieties of Milkweed- Pesticide free !
MILKWEED GROWING INSTRUCTIONS & SAFETY