2nd October 2019


How do you attract butterflies to a butterfly house?

How to Attract Butterflies to a Butterfly House
  1. Paint the butterfly house in bright colors. Butterflies are attracted to purple, red, yellows and pink.
  2. Plant flowers that attract butterflies.
  3. Place your flowerbed in a sunny location.
  4. Provide a water source.
  5. Plant host plants, the plants on which butterflies lay their eggs (see Resources).

Subsequently, one may also ask, what do you put in a butterfly house?

Your butterfly house should be placed in a sunny location in the garden away from prevailing winds. It should be mounted on a pole or tree about 4 feet off the ground. Inside the house, place a couple slabs of tree bark in a vertical position. This is to provide the butterflies more shelter and something to cling to.

What color attracts butterflies the most?

Colorful Nectar-Producing Flowers. Butterflies are drawn to brightly colored, fragrant flowers because of the sweet nectar they provide. They are especially drawn to red, yellow, pink, orange and purple.

What color to paint a butterfly house?

Tip: Butterflies are attracted to bright colors: pink, purple, red, and yellow. Try painting your house in a Caribbean color scheme, or cover it with big bright flowers. Seal your paint job with a clear coat to make it last longer.
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