The shady garden is certainly the hope most people who own a home. What if the green lawns into a shelter, a group of beautiful insects such as butterflies.
Yard of your home can appear more vibrant with the presence of the insect. But it’s not easy you know create ecosystems that are convenient to the butterfly.
You will need a few tricks before starting to design a butterfly garden. Check out some of the following ways:
Do some research
To invite the presence of butterflies to the home page, we must choose the type of flower and plant the right. Each area may have different temperature and humidity, for it does not hurt to do your research or consultation with a gardener to create a comfortable environment for the infestation of butterflies.
Butterflies are cold-blooded insects, so they will be looking for the location of the intake that gets sufficient sunlight. Create a butterfly garden that gets at least six hours of sunlight per day. According to David, butterflies also often lay their eggs under the bright light.
Trees and shrubs will provide shadow shade that protects Your butterfly garden. They will need a comfortable area from the wind and rain. Water is also being other elements that should be noted. Although he got the water intake and the dew and rain, but you still need to provide a humid climate suitable for home lawns.
Insects at home live in your garden, try to avoid chemicals like fertilizers, pesticides for sown to crops and flowers. These chemicals can kill insects, so that the butterflies will not want to linger in your garden. As an alternative, you can create your own anti pesticides from natural ingredients.
Type of plant
When planning to create a butterfly garden, know that there are two types of children that need to be planted. The first is an inviting nectar plant Butterfly adult while hunting for food. While the plant needed to be the host venue of the eggs and larvae rested.
The color and form of the plant is also a consideration that is no less important. “Generally butterflies are attracted by the flowers are red, yellow, Orange, pink and purple. And to suck nectar, butterflies will find blooming flowers which have a horizontal shape or the pipe is small.
Don’t get me wrong choosing different types of flowers, with bee, butterfly does not have to look for flowers with a fragrant smell like roses and jasmine. Instead, select the Hibiscus flowers, sunflowers, daughter of shame, as well as four in the Marigold flowers is easy to grow in the tropics.
Big Size Butterfly.
Butterflies that I put in this group is a butterfly which has a large wingspan between 5 – 8 cm, for example Black Butterfly (Great mormon), the butterfly Delias large Butterfly and so on medium-size which has a wingspan of between 3.5 – 5 cm, e.g. Buckeye butterfly and other Nymphalidae.
1. Pagoda Flowers (Clerodendron paniculata).
Pagoda Flower or general also referred to as interest rotheca serrata or Tumbak King, has a bright red color that is very interesting. The flowers are composed of many small flowers are layered and stacked up the shape Pagoda or Stupa. This plant is easy to invite the presence of a large butterfly to moderate, among other types of Papilio Memnon (Great Mormon / large black butterfly), Butterfly Delias (butterfly medium size with striped colors white, black, yellow and red ), Butterfly Catopsilia yellow (medium yellow butterfly).
2. Ornamental Distance Flower (Jatropha integerrima)
The flowers are red and this neat, easily found on the builders of the plant, but a lot of that is the result of the connection with the trunk of the distance of the fence. This plant was a bit Gummy, yet very effective way to invite the presence of the large Butterfly among others of this type of Papilio Memnon (Great Mormon), Butterfly (Papilio demoleus) Orange, green-mottled Butterfly (Graphium Agamemnon), blue line Butterfly (Graphium sarpedon), the Hypanis Brown Butterfly (Euploea camaralzeman hypanis). Butterflies come visit these flowers generally have a high speed flap, so hard to follow with the naked eye.
Medium Size Butterfly
The butterflies that I put in this group are butterflies of medium size which has a wingspan of 3.5 – 5 cm.
3. Lanting Landa Flower (Lantana camara, Lantana hybrid).
Originally flowers growing in the wild is common, in addition to the bright colors are also very effective to invite the arrival of butterflies when we planted in our yard. Butterflies love this plant is from the type of the Nymphalidae, e.g. Hypolimnas medium-sized black with four white spots resembling light or blue neon lights, or the edges of the wings resembles lace. This Butterfly type happens to be very docile and has beautiful wings unfurled hobby for us to watch. So it’s easy to take the picture.
4. The tree of lemons, Limes and other Citrus Types.
Planting an orange tree in the yard, very easy for us to invite orange butterflies (Lime Butterfly) came to the house. These butterflies come especially to lay their eggs on leaves turning orange. But at least we will be able to enjoy the charming attractions when fly low and slow around the orange tree. Butterflies orange color is generally ranged from Broken White, yellowish White , greenish-white, beige-brown to light brown – all in a line and black spots were charming.
5. Ratna Flowers (Gomphrena globosa)
Flower bulb-shaped colored Ratna violet is also an avid flower visited various butterflies of medium-size and small, such as Buckeye Butterfly Butterfly Butterfly Butterfly small, yellow and white.
6. Paper Flowers (Zinnias).
Zinnia flower is bright and highly colorful preferred different types of butterflies, from medium-size type Butterfly, Butterfly green line, blue line as well as other types of Nymphalidae.
9. Pelung Flower (Thunbergia grandifloris).
This is a very common flower in Bali, but rarely I find in other areas in Indonesia. The color is dark blue, with a little yellow in the Center. These flowers are favored by type of Nymphalidae butterflies that are medium-sized, including both the Buckeye Butterfly blue, purple or brown.
Small Size Butterfly.
Butterflies that I put in this group is a butterfly which has a smaller wingspan less than 3. 5 cm and fly among flowers zig zag flowers and foliage. Most of these butterflies come from groups such as Hesperidaea and Gossamer-winged small blue butterflies, white or yellow.
Hibiscus although the average size is large, it is very loved by butterflies kind of small, such as those from the class of Nymphalidae Hesperidae and small size.
11. Gardenia Flowers
The gardenia flowers are white and fragrant, very clean liked small butterflies.