Narrowleaf Milkweed Care and Growing Tip

Plant narrowleaf milkweed for monarch butterflies. Find this host plant's best growing circumstances.  

Plant narrowleaf milkweed seeds in the sun after the last frost. Maintain soil moisture until plants are established. Plants grow swiftly,        

Growing Narrowleaf Milkweed From Seed

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It needs only 1 inch of water weekly and rarely needs fertilizer, making it a low-maintenance garden plant. It thrives on slopes that drain water. Deer-resistant too.          

Where to Plant Narrowleaf Milkweed

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Add this milkweed to your gardens with goldenrod, Indian mallow, butterfly bush, California aster, and herbs like mint that monarch butterflies adore.            

Narrowleaf Milkweed Companion Plant

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Avoid watering milkweed flowers or foliage. Overwatering can weaken its roots and expose monarchs to fungal infections and other diseases.              

Common Milkweed Pests and Disease

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Reduce plant crowding to improve airflow and prevent illness. Cut back diseased leaves immediately to halt fungal disease from spreading, rather than spraying, which may harm butterflies.    

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