Recollecting last September and my trip to Sweden I want to tell you about a day spent in the Conservatory of the Bergius Botanic Garden, Stockholm. These photos made me come back in those warm and humid halls full of beautiful plants.
First I went right to South African room, maybe you remember in my previous post that the Fern room was closed. The air was cool and moist, there were plants from temperate rainforests of South Africa. I saw flowering orchids, anthuriums, bromeliads and amaryllis.
In other part of the room the Epiphytes were planted, the trunks and walls were full of them. Epiphytes are the plants that grow upon other plants in order to get closer to the sunlight, but without being parasitic.
Among the succulent plants found in the South African room there were spurges, aloes (that are my favorites). The shrubland known as fynbos and semi-desert plants, such as proteas, restios, geraniums and heath also were in this room.
In the humid tropical Palm hall bananas, papaya and palm trees thrived among the lianas and aerial roots of the rainforest plants. Cacao and papaya trees, cotton tree also were cultivated here.
In the subtropical section there was a bed of the insectivorous pitcher plants, they are fascinating plants able to digest insects and absorb the nutrients. I'd like to grow them in my garden to fight with snails and slugs :))
Here is my video about Bergius Botanic gardens: