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Selby Gardens’ Jade Vine is Pregnant!

Selby Gardens’ Jade Vine is Pregnant!

The stunning jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys; family Fabaceae) in Selby Gardens’ Tropical Conservatory is developing a seed pod for the first time. The reason, greenhouse horticulturist Addie Worth provided pollination assistance! Without some help, jade vines...

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Bizarre Passion Flower in Bloom

Bizarre Passion Flower in Bloom

Written by Selby Gardens Vice President for Botany, Bruce Holst One of Selby Gardens' strangest passion flower vines is beginning to bloom this year, and it has the oddest scientific name of all, Passiflora xiikzodz. The species name is pronounced "sheik zoats." In...

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Plants of Dalí

Plants of Dalí

Salvador Dalí was well-known for his surreal paintings. His work often featured everyday objects portrayed with atypical or amorphous forms, his melted watches being one of the most iconic . He was fascinated by irregular shapes and could envision people or animals...

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Bromeliad Tree Sale

Bromeliad Tree Sale

Bromeliads play a big role at Selby Gardens, and they are literally in the spotlight at Lights in Bloom each year within the Bromeliad Tree.  This year, the Bromeliad tree features five different bromeliad varieties. It was constructed with more than 600 Bromeliads by...

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The Tradition of Mistletoe

The Tradition of Mistletoe

Mistletoe has had a variety of meanings and uses throughout many different times and cultures, including the well-known holiday tradition of kissing under the mistletoe. This week, one of Selby Gardens’ botanists found mistletoe growing in a laurel oak tree on the...

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