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Mallow Plant, Living

Item # 144042
Mallow Plant, Living is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 19.
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A natural host for the painted lady butterfly, this plant provides an excellent opportunity for scientific inquiry.

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$12.25

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A natural host for the painted lady butterfly, this plant provides an excellent opportunity for scientific inquiry. Students can explore such questions as:

  • Will caterpillars prefer the host plant to artificial diet?
  • Is rate of development different on different plants?
  • Are painted lady butterfllies particular about where they lay their eggs?
Note: A single mallow plant is not sufficient to feed larvae to adulthood. For raising larvae, use our Painted Lady Culture Medium (item #144043).

  • This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery to arrive on a date you specify during Checkout. To ensure freshness during shipping, a Living Materials Fee may apply to orders containing these items.
 
 
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Plants arrived on time. Plants were infested with tiny bugs. I washed leaves in soapy water, which had been recommended to me with a previous order. I had to wash the plants multiple times, cut off infected leaves, and still have bugs. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Regenerated Nicely` The four plants were ordered to coincide with the painted lady butterfly kit. Some of the larva escaped and chewed the plants down to soil level. I was able to regenerate the plants using fertilizer and lots of care. When the painted lady butterflies hatched, eggs were laid on the leaves of the regenerated plants. Before and after pictures were taken with each cycle. The plants were kept over the summer and grew quite well. I will use the regenerated plants again this year for the second set of larva.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the struggle I have been breeding butterflies for at least 5 school years with my students. I buy the mashed food for the caterpillers to live on. I buy a few of these plants in hopes of getting 25-30 good eggs to go another generation. The eggs that are laid on the leaves of these plants are indeed the eggs most likely to make it to the next generation. I place in my butter fly habitat a branch of hibiscus, that some butterflies do lay their eggs on. It leads to good conversation with students about co-evolution of species and R-Strategy reproduction. These plant are delicate and fickle and not made for California's dry climate and interior heating and cooling.. Try and order them on the day your cocoons are opening or even a week later. The butterflies will live with sugar water in bottle caps for a month. You have a little time to get the plants shipped to you.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mallow Plant The original shipment the plant looked pretty bad right out of the box. I gave it a week, and it did not improve, it actually died. I was able to contact Carolina and they sent me another plant, again sickly, but it did survive. I don't know if it will be enough of a healthy plant for the butterflies once they hatch, but at least the students will be able to observe the eggs on the leaves.
Date published: 2014-10-31
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Date published: 2013-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good so far My plant came wrapped as stated in the one review. Now it's up to me to keep it alive and that's a challenge in itself. The other review is suspect...you aren't supposed to use the plant to feed the caterpillars with, it says that it won't take them throu adult hood.
Date published: 2013-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mallow Plant Many reviewers had issue with the packaging and the condition of their plants upon receipt. I decided to take a chance anyway. My plant arrived in good condition. The plant was in a standard plastic pot. This pot had a piece of cardboard taped over the top to keep the dirt in place. There was a slit in the cardboard to allow the stem out of the pot. There were also two wooden skewers sticking out of the slit to help prevent the stem from being damaged. This was all enclosed in a plastic bag. Then the whole thing was placed in a hard paper/cardboard roll. Then the whole thing was placed in the shipping container. I don't know if they have improved the shipping method since the previous reviews; but my product was sent in a well thought out method and arrived without any damage. $10 is overpriced for a single small plant like this, but overall I am pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2012-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't receive it I might have been able to rate it higher if I had actually received the product, but I never received the plant. I received the eggs, but they all died because I didn't get the plant with the eggs!
Date published: 2012-04-30
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