Swan Plant is the milkweed that our New Zealand Monarch caterpillars feed on and we need plenty of swan plants to feed the very hungry caterpillars.
I have read that garden centres have only a few swan plants, and what are for sale are generally less than 50 cm tall, which isn't a lot of leaves to feed hungry caterpillars.
The NZ Monarch Butterfly Trust is encouraging people to save any swan plants they have, protect them from slugs and snails and, even if they’re growing in inconvenient places, leave them there until the monarchs have had their fill.
The other option is to plant swan plant seeds. Yes, go to your nearest garden centre, today!
Buy swan plant seeds and get them growing. It's not too late.
The Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust sells seeds.
Check out their shop here. SHOP FOR SEEDS
Kings Seeds sell swan plant seeds online.
Buy their seeds HERE
Yates sell swan plant seeds - CLICK HERE
Buy Yates seeds at your nearest garden centre.