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kaigia

I love indoor plants and have a small outdoor garden. I live in Manitoba (Zone 3).

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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kaigia

This is the second year I have grown milkweed and the first year that I have seen two Monarch caterpillars munch on the leaves. July 2021 #wildlifewednesday

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Mimi58

Wonderful! I can't grow it for the life of me!🤷‍♀️

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txgardener

#savethemonarchs .

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cowdenkyle

I started growing tropical milkweed this year and love seeing these fantastic caterpillars😃🦋🐛

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sewinggal

They say, learn something new each day…..I have just added to my bank of learned information…..I never knew that this caterpillar was the monarch….thanks!

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kaigia

It started off with one stem from seed and now has multiple to three. I hope you find another type of milkweed that would work in your garden. @Mimi58

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kaigia

Let's hope I save at least two this summer. They have now disappeared and hopefully form their chrysalis somewhere in my yard. @txgardener

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kaigia

They are very interesting to observe, I can literally see the whole leaf disappear as they chomp away @cowdenkyle

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kaigia

I only learned recently the difference between a Swallowtail and Monarch: the Swallowtail have extra dots😊 @sewinggal

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gjones

That’s great! I haven’t seen any munching on mine yet.

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gjones

I must give an update! We were out watering and my husband said 'have you seen the caterpillars on your Asclepias? ' I couldn't believe it, we found a total of 5 monarch caterpillars on 2 asclepias plants. So excited😊

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kaigia

Yes, so neat to see them grow a little bit each day. I was a little sad when they went away. I hope you get to see yours form into butterflies. @gjones

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