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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Asclepias curassavica is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C)
|Type of plant - evergreen shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
ORANGE-RED, 1cm. acr., in cymes (YELLOW)
15cm. pod (germ. 2-4 weeks warm
ell.-lance., to 15cm. long
|Height, in meters: 1.5
Height, in feet: 4.95
|Asclepias curassavica seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
| Parts of Asclepias curassavica are considered toxic.
Synonyms (alternative names) for Asclepias curassavica:
|Asclepias nivea var. curassavi,|
Common names for Asclepias curassavica:
|Algodon de Seda, Algodoncillo, Bastard Pecacuanha, Bastard-Ipecac, Blood Flower, Bloodflower, Bloodflower Milkweed, Brujidera, Cancerillo, Corcalito, False Ipecac, Flor de Sangre, Indian Root, Ipeca Sauvage, Little Ducks, Ma Li Jin, Marjan, Matal, Milkweed, Oficial-da-Sala, Rote Seidenpflanze, Scarlet Milkweed, Silkweed, Sunset Flower, Swallow Wort, Viborrana, Yuquillo,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
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Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Asclepias curassavica seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Asclepias curassavica seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.
Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
(Pre-chil for 3-4 weeks).