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Q.Pruning A Milkweed Plant

Zone Deer Park, TX 77536 | franswa72 added on May 23, 2022 | Answered

I planted a couple of milkweed butterfly plants and they now have pods on them. I just moved to Texas a year ago from Illinois so I am trying my hand at gardening here. Much longer growing season that is for sure. At what point do I remove the pods or do I just leave them to reseed themselves? Do I also need to cut the plant back so it will continue to flower for the butterfly?

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Answered on May 24, 2022

If you want it to reseed, you will need to leave the pods until they complete the cycle. If you would like more flowers for butterflies, you will need to sacrifice these seed pods and cut the flowers after they die, but before seed pods form.

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