White Twinevine Milkweed – Funastrum clausum

Soldier butterflies are a bit pickier about host plants than Monarch and Queen butterflies. Their favorite host plant in south Florida is White Vine, also called White Twinevine, Funastrum clausum.

White Twinevine is in the milkweed family, full of white sap. In this vine, the sap is excessively sticky, unlike most milkweeds.

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Average to rich

Soil: Average to moist

Height: Aggressive vine grows to top of pole, tree, or trellis to 14′ and more

Flowers: White

Propagation: Seed and stem cuttings

Host: Solder, Queen, Monarch