The mirror image of Rooms 508, 509 & 510, this 1,150 square foot greenhouse also features a corridor-like entry, Room 525. As you move through passageway, you’ll dodge the massive leaves of dinner plate fig, pass several fifteen foot-tall sugar cane plants, and enjoy the heavenly fragrance of orange jasmine – if it’s in bloom.
Turn to your right half way through the corridor, and you’ll enter Room 527, which houses our cacti and succulent plant collection. Among the hundreds of plants are many species of Echinopsis, Euphorbia, Mammillaria, Agave, Aloe, Crassula, Sedum, etc. Because of our status as a CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) rescue center, many of the plants in this collection were originally confiscated at a Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) facility due to a lack of proper import documentation.
Continuing to the end of the corridor, you’ll enter Room 526, currently home to our `Valencia’ orange tree, a large epiphyllum (i.e., often referred to as a night-blooming cereus), and a number of ginger lilies.