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Jade Vine blooms for May Day bank holiday

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!

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The Jade Vine in a previous year

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  1. Tanya says:

    We visited today (01/05/17) and saw the Jade, it really is very beautiful! Thanks for the heads up to look out for it!

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