Look after your plant while it’s growing
- If conditions are very dry, water your seedlings while they get established.
- In general, swan plants thrive on neglect, so don't be too fussy about it.
Pro tip: Butterflies will lay eggs on any swan plants they find, and the caterpillars are hungry eaters that will quickly strip even big plants down to a bare stalk, so:
- While the plants are establishing, restrict butterfly access by covering the plants with insect mesh (or an old net curtain).
- If you have more than one swan plant, uncover them one at a time to provide butterfly access and fresh food to the developing caterpillars.