Attracting Butterflies to your South Florida Garden

Attracting Butterflies to your South Florida Garden

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
Updated on
|
Published in Communities

 

Gardens are beautiful and butterflies seemingly bring the garden to “life” with fluttery movement from plant to plant. South Florida is a great area to have a butterfly garden. Butterfly gardens come in all shapes and sizes. It can begin in a single pot or a plot of land. It is possible to add a few plants to a couple of beds or a window box or transform an existing garden.

A garden full of butterflies requires a good mix of butterfly nectar and select plants so that butterflies will not only be attracted to your shrubbery for a drink, but they will also lay eggs. This provides a place for the entire butterfly life cycle to ensue.

The butterfly life cycle includes various stages: eggs, caterpillars, chrysalis and finally, butterflies. All the sages can all be found in a good butterfly garden. To keep a steady stream of color and butterfly visitors to your garden you’ll want to include a variety of plants that bloom at fluctuating times throughout the season. By planting the flowers in bunches you’ll help butterflies see them from a distance.

To get the butterflies to arrive, you just need to provide the right host plants. Once you start planting your garden, be patient. Butterflies and eggs might show up right away or it may take some time for them to find your garden.

According to the Florida Native Plant Society , plant larval foods.  Many caterpillars, which metamorphose into butterflies, species that you'd like to see as adults. Since highly preferred hosts may be unattractive or eaten until they have few leaves, plan an out-of-the-way place for these hosts. You might require specific host plants for food.  It is also suggested that you plant species with nectar.  Butterflies are attracted by sweet-, pungent- and acrid-smelling flowers that are orange, yellow, pink, purple and red and avoid pesticide use.

Visit HERE for a list of top ten flowering plants in Florida.  One pot or one plot of land with the right flowering plants can create a colorful environment to attract butterflies.

 

Tags

Email Send a link to post via Email

Leave A Comment

e.g. yourwebsitename.com
Please note that your email address is kept private upon posting.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from a cooperative data exchange program of the Realtor® Association of Martin County, Inc. MLS. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Waterfront Properties and Club Communities are marked with the IDX logo (Broker Reciprocity) or name and detailed information about such listings includes the name of the listing brokers. Data provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.

IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, that it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Copyright 2024 Realtor® Association of Martin County, Inc. MLS. All rights reserved.

Listing information last updated on April 14th, 2024 at 7:22pm EDT.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from a cooperative data exchange program of Palm Beach Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Waterfront Properties and Club Communities are marked with the listing broker's logo or name and detailed information about such listings includes the name of the listing brokers. Data provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.

The broker providing this data believes them to be correct, but advises interested parties to confirm them before relying on them in a purchase decision.

© 2024 Palm Beach Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. All Rights Reserved.

Listing information last updated on April 14th, 2024 at 7:22pm EDT.

The data relating to real estate on this web site comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange program of the MLS of the Miami Association of REALTORS®, and is updated as of April 14th, 2024 at 7:22pm EDT (date/time).

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed by the MLS and should be independently verified. All properties are subject to prior sale, change, or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) nor Waterfront Properties and Club Communities shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints, and shall be held totally harmless from any damages arising from reliance upon these data. © 2024 MLS of MAR.

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing

Beaches Multiple Listing Service LogoAll listings featuring the BMLS logo are provided by BeachesMLS, Inc.This information is not verified for authenticity or accuracy and is not guaranteed.Copyright © 2024 BeachesMLS, Inc.

Listing information last updated on April 14th, 2024 at 7:22pm EDT.