The Relationship Between Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies


Milkweed plants have become a favorite for many who visit Royal Landscape Nursery, and their appeal is about much more than their visual charm. The milkweed is a crucial part of the Monarch butterfly's life cycle.

Milkweed plants serve as the sole host for Monarch butterflies to lay their eggs. When the eggs hatch, the resulting caterpillars feast on the Milkweed, ingesting its toxins as a defense mechanism against predators. This symbiotic relationship is a beautiful dance of survival and one of nature's delicate balances.

In recent years, the Monarch butterfly population has seen a dramatic decline due to habitat loss, climate change, and pesticide use. By planting Milkweed, gardeners provide a haven for these creatures to reproduce and continue their life cycle.

We pride ourselves on offering a variety of Milkweed species, knowing that each plant sold can become a future home for Monarch caterpillars. Our nursery's selection of pollinator-friendly plants extends beyond Milkweed, as we strive to offer an oasis for all types of pollinators.

We invite you to visit Royal Landscape Nursery to select the perfect Milkweed for your garden.

Stop by our nursery today or give us a call at (407) 296-3042 to learn more about our selection of Milkweed and the other plants and trees we have.