By The Spheres Staff on March 30, 2018
The Spheres are a unique space with a climate that is comfortable for people and plants alike. Finding plants that would thrive in this particular climate was one of our first horticultural challenges. The Spheres global and diverse collection of peculiar and rare plants is in large part thanks to the generosity of many partners in the botanical garden and academic community. Take a look below to learn about a five plants that are now in The Spheres and where they came from.
It’s what plant people do!
So, why were these individuals so generous? Well, it’s what plant people do – we share.
At The Spheres, we will continue to propagate and share our plants too. We are so appreciative of the support from these gardens, growers, and universities – without their support, The Spheres would look sparse.
More importantly, propagating and distributing rare plants through this botanical network helps conserve them by reducing the risk of losing them in cultivation. We also support active conservation work at some of these institutions.
This is an important aspect of The Spheres as part of our mission is not only to create an amazing experience for Amazonians and visitors, but also to demonstrate the education and conservation value of our collections.