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#1 User is offline   brendali 

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 11:20 AM

Hi all,
Our CG butterfly patch is done. The butterflies are happily fluttering around. Yesterday was our official opening, so now I can look into some "damage" to the plot. From what I read here, these plants we have are not host plants. But I went to several nurseries, I don't seem to find them. Any idea where can I get them other than the lime plants?

And anyone actually have a display of the caterpillars turning into butterflies? We have several schools around thus we are hoping to do a set up. But all this while I have been keeping them at my corridor under shade. The garden is very expose to sun and heat... So I can't help wondering if they can survive should I really put them into a glass tank. Any advices?


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 12:58 PM

Looking good! looks like you got the touch!
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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:11 PM

View Postkeff, on 17 November 2014 - 12:58 PM, said:

Looking good! looks like you got the touch!


Thanks keff.. I'm blessed by a few residents who have the touch! Hehe
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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:12 PM

-wrong post

This post has been edited by Greyfingers: 17 November 2014 - 10:54 PM

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:47 PM

Nice butterfly garden. Grow more host plants and you will see caterpillars in no time.
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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:39 PM

Beautiful!! Looking at the plants you have, I assume that your garden gets full sun?
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:14 AM

Try growing more localized plants like asystacia intrude, cordia, heliotropium indicum to attract larger crowd of butterflies! Snakeweed does wonders!
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