The Living Rainforest

Philippines jade vine

Strongyloden macrobotrys

Philippines Jade Vine in Bloom

Discover at the Living Rainforest

You’ll find the Philippines jade vine in the Amazonica glasshouse. It is extremely rare in cultivation and the Living Rainforest is fortunate to have one of the best specimens in the UK.

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The Philippines jade vine has some of the most extraordinary flowers of any plant. Enormous, metre-long spikes of brilliant turquoise blooms hang from the scrambling stems usually in April or May. In the wild these attract tropical bats which carry pollen from one plant to the next. The bats apply pressure at the base of the petal, which releases pollen from the tip. Staff at the Living Rainforest mimic this to pollinate the flowers here.

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