Caring for your Swan Plants (Milkweed)

Caring for your swan plants over winter months Swan plants (Gomphocarpus fruticosus) originate from the Asclepiadiae family, which is a species of Milkweed.  Most Swan plants survive the winter if they have been cared for and nourished with water and re-potted either in a larger pot or into the ground. Sometimes Swan plants struggle to grow … Continue reading Caring for your Swan Plants (Milkweed)

Tauranga Bay – Monarch butterfly paradise in Northland.

Here in Tauranga Bay just 40 minutes north from Kerikeri in the Far North, I discovered one of the best spots in New Zealand for camping. Beautiful, clean, golden sandy beaches with amazing views of all the islands in the bay. Within minutes, I spotted about a hundred giant swan plants (Gomphocarpus physocarpus) as I’ve … Continue reading Tauranga Bay – Monarch butterfly paradise in Northland.