Jade Vine blooms for May Day bank holiday
Posted: 28 Apr 2018
Calling all rare plant lovers!
The Living Rainforest’s spectacular Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) has begun flowering again, after taking the last few years off to rest. (Pictured right: the first flower spike.)
The woody vine is a leguminous perennial liana from the tropical forests of the Philippines. It is famed for its unusual emerald-coloured, claw-like blooms, which are pollinated by bats in the wild.
To see the Jade Vine in flower, it would probably be best to plan a visit over the next couple of weeks.
Happy May Day holiday!
Update (09/05/17): The Jade Vine is still flowering and we expect it will continue to do so for at least another week!