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Monarch's Banquet Tropical Milkweed

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 20 - 36 Inches
  • Mature Spread 20 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 9 - 11
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Monarch's Banquet Tropical Milkweed requires such little care that you might forget it is part of your landscape, that is, until the striking flowers start to bloom during the summer. Brilliant red, yellow, and orange flowers grow in clusters on tall stems. The long, narrow foliage features dark green through the center and is edged in cream that transitions to a pink blush. This plant is also known as Asclepias curassavica, Bloodflower, or Mexican Butterfly Weed.

This plant will look lovely wherever it is planted, but it makes a wonderful addition to borders or mass plantings. The flowers can be cut for use in arrangements, and they dry well for long-term use. Monarch's Banquet Tropical Milkweed is native to the warmer regions of North America. This plant is deer-resistant, and the fragrant flowers attract various pollinators, but this plant is a favorite food source for monarch butterflies. This Milkweed variety is grown as an annual in most areas.

Monarch's Banquet Tropical Milkweed Care

Lots of bright light helps this plant thrive. Place the Monarch's Banquet Tropical Milkweed in an area that receives consistent sunlight throughout the day. This low-maintenance plant is not very picky about the soil, as long as it is well-draining. Milkweed is drought-tolerant, but water when the top several inches of the soil dry out. Top dress the soil with organic compost or apply a slow-release fertilizer in the spring to support new growth. 

This plant is so well-loved by monarch butterflies that it has been known to disrupt migration patterns. The growth will die back when the weather turns chilly, but when grown in areas with warm winters, cut back all growth in the fall before the plant goes to seed.

Monarch's Banquet Tropical Milkweed Spacing

This plant will grow 20 to 26 inches tall and 12 to 15 inches across. Plants can be spaced right up against one another, so space 12 to 15 inches from the center of one to the center of the neighboring plant.

Monarch's Banquet Tropical Milkweed Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 11
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 20 - 36 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 15 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Orange
Flower Description: Bright Orange Red
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Variegated
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Monarch's Banquet Tropical Milkweed
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Asclepias curassavica

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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