The Spheres Plant Press
Read about the latest horticultural happenings at The Spheres on our plant blog. Stay tuned for news on plant blooms, information about our favorite plants, and stories about our community partnerships
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The horticulture staff worked with many botanical gardens and universities across the globe to curate The Spheres' plant collection.
Plant of the week
April 24, 2018: Vanilla planifolia, a vining orchid native to Mexico and Central America, is the primary source of vanilla flavoring. The individual flowers bloom for only about a day.
April 18, 2018: Rhododendron taxifolium is native to a single mountaintop on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is believed to be extinct in the wild. This specimen came to The Spheres from the Rhododendron Species Garden in Federal Way, WA.
April 9, 2018: Guzmania conifera is a beautiful bromeliad native to Ecuador and Peru. The flower typically begins to bloom in early spring and lasts for several months. You may have come across this plant's cousin - the pineapple. This specimen is a tissue cultured plant from the Atlanta Botanical Garden. It is one of the first plants our collection.