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House 9- Tropical Plants


Tropical Plants House 9
Home to amazing flowering tropical plants, highlights include soothing water features, and seasonal exhibits.  

What can you find in this greenhouse?

Passion Flower, Passiflora vitifolia 
This popular tropical vine is originally from Central and South America and is now grown in gardens around the world. It grows extremely fast and can stretch as long as 15' with the right growing conditions. Their bright red flowers eventually produce small green sour fruit. 

Elephant’s Foot, Dioscorea elephantipes  
Elephant’s foot is native to South Africa and is known for its large, woody tuber that grows partially above ground. Its grey-brown color and its deep ridges make it look like a large rock or elephant's foot! The tuber can grow to be extremely large, sometimes as large as 10 feet around! This plant has periods of dormancy.  

Bleeding Heart Vine, Clerodendrum thomsoniae 
The bleeding heart vine is a tropical vine from West Africa that can grow up to 15 feet long. It is known for its unique blooms. It’s pink and red flowers look like they're dripping out of their base.   

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