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Nettle Tree - [Onga Onga] seed (Urtica ferox) Brand new item

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  • Closed: Sat 4 Aug 2012, 6:44 pm
Listing #: 498414000
A foodplant for the Red & Yellow Admiral Butterflies.

Auction for quarter teaspoon of Nettle Tree seed (Urtica ferox). Onga Onga is the Maori name.
This is a few dozen seed.

Help the Red & Yellow Admiral butterflies plus a couple of moths as their caterpillars feed on Nettles. If you have grown Swan Plant for Monarch's, then Nettles provide a good second step in helping Endemic Butterflies & Moths like the Red & Yellow Admiral grow in population.

Nettle Tree grows to about 2 metre in height & upto 2metres wide. Its large size provides a good amount of foliage to feed caterpillars on. Trim the stems back to encourage new growth. The plant is frost hardy (emdemic to NZ) & will grow throughout winter in most of the country.

#The sting on this plant is the worst of all Nettles & you may feel it for upto 7 days! Handle with great care & protective clothing.#
#Best to grow it in a fenced or hard to access area.#

Growing instructions included with seed.

Sales will help fund a New Zealand Butterfly website that TradeMe will not let me mention.

I also have auctions for Calendula & Swan Plant Seed if you want to provide more nectar to visiting Butterflies. Swan Plant provides a food source for hungry Monarch caterpillars. Postage can be combined, just let me know at winning bid / accepting offer time.

Pick up available from 2 locations;
Rangiora (evenings & weekends).
Christchurch (on weekdays).

Shipping details

  • $0.70  Post & Packing
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Rangiora, Canterbury, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

nzbutterflyinfo (440 440 positive feedback) Address Verified Jul 2013
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  • Member since Sep 2009

Closes: Sat 4 Aug, 6:44 pm. 2012