The Living Rainforest

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!

This year's jade vine
The Jade Vine in a previous year