Subtropical gardens

A few hours to admire the “Queen of the Night”



This month the beautiful flowers can be admired directly at the hotel entrance !

To bloom, the “Queen of the Night” plant must be at least 5 years old. The individual flowers have a lifetime of only a few hours. Then only a dried buds remains. Other buds may open only during the next weeks. Only one day before the opening you can see which bud will flower!

Why does the “Queen of the Night” bloom at this unusual hour? The plant grows in Mexico and in the Caribbean in dry forests, marked very high daily temperatures. Under these conditions with delicate, large flowers the plant would lose more water (due to high evaporation) than available in this dry habitat.


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