Asclepias cornuti COMMON MILKWEED (10 seeds)


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Green parrot plant, common milkweed, also called Asclepias in Latin, is a plant in the Asclepiadaceae family.
It is a perennial plant in mild climates.
It has the particularity of having original fruits in the shape of parakeets.
Its seeds are flat brown and resemble those of Hoodia or giant sequoia.

This original plant is native to North America and grown as an ornamental plant in gardens.
It is a very hardy plant about 2 m high which produces white and pink flowers in July and August.

Its latex was used in the production of rubber.
It attracts many insects such as bees and butterflies.
The inside of its fruit is used for stuffing duvets and pillows, just like kapok or cotton.

In cooking, the leaves, stem and fruits can be eaten boiled.

The ideal time to sow green parrot plant seeds is in March when it is still cold, so that the seeds can benefit from natural stratification.
If you order the seeds during the year, stratify the seeds artificially by putting them in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks before germination.
Then, prepare small pots of horticultural soil and sow the seeds in batches of 2.
Bury the seeds 1/2 cm deep then water gently.
Finally, place the culture in a greenhouse at a temperature of 30°C.

Germination of this seeds will begin after 2 to 3 weeks.

At the end of the year, it will be time to harvest the little birds and prune the dry branches before winter.

  • Atypical parakeet-shaped fruits.
  • Hardy perennial plant.
  • Has many uses.

Unusual plant seeds to grow and discover.



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Je suis émerveillée par cette nature si riche de choses tellement belle et variée
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Belle plante originale

L herbe aux perruches est une plante très originale qui amusera les grands comme les plus petits.
Je la recommande

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Asclepias cornuti COMMON MILKWEED (10 seeds)

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