Blood Flower (Asclepias Curassavica) |Top Details, Best Uses, Amazing Facts

Common Names : Blood Flower

Regional Name

Hindi : Kakatundi
Marathi : Haldi Kunku
Punjabi : Kakatundi


Scientific Name : Asclepias Curassavica 

Height : 50cms To 100cms

Width : 50cms To 100cms

Water Need : Normal , Can Tolerate less or more

Light : Sun Growing 

Mainly Grown For : Flower

Flowering Season : Year Around Flowering 

Flower Colour : Yellow , Orange 

Leaf Color : Green 

Form : Spreading & Upright


Highlights :

  • Good for Hedges and Borders

  • Attracts birds

  • Attracts butterflies

  • Attracts bees

  • Animals will not eat

  • Suitable for road median planting

  • Good on seaside


Plants are very fast growing.

 A good and shapely pot plant.

 Less light will make the stems grow lanky.

Flowering in summer & rains

A very hardy plant and easy to grow plant.

Plants tolerate poor, undernourished soil.

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