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Amazing Jade Vine in bloom

Our rare Jade Vine hasn’t flowered for a few years but it has just started to bloom.

Don’t miss these spectacular flowers. You’ll find them in Amazonica House, conveniently dangling above the crocodile pit!

In the wild, the Philippine Jade Vine is pollinated by fruit bats. The bats apply pressure to the base of the petal, which releases pollen from the flower tip. Staff at the Living Rainforest mimic this 'bat behaviour' to pollinate the flowers.

In the wild, the Philippine Jade Vine is pollinated by fruit bats. The bats apply pressure to the base of the petal, which releases pollen from the flower tip. Staff at the Living Rainforest mimic this ‘bat behaviour’ to pollinate the flowers.

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This entry was posted on Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 4:08 pm and is filed under News.

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