The Tropical Conservatory is open between 10:00-15:30 daily, visit and enjoy breathtaking botanical displays!
The conservatory is divided to a topical section, which is hot and moist, and a desert section – hot and arid. in the desert section we photographed four succulents – fleshy plants that store water:
Hoodia gordonii from South Africa and Namibia, Agave lechuguilla from North America, Stapelia hirsuta from South Africa and Echinocactus grusonii from Mexico.
Note that all four – as many other succulents – have sharp spines. And our riddle is: why do so many succulents grow spines?