The planting in the tropical butterfly house at Butterfly Creek was refurbished to provide nectar flowers and host plants for butterflies as well, of course, as lots of flowers, foliage and scent interest for the visitors to this very popular attraction. New planting included many tropical species, planted in the ground within the heated house, as well as epiphytes attached to the gabion-clad structural pillars.
Left: tropical bromeliads are well suited to the hot and humid atmosphere within the house
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tropical bromeliads are well suited to the hot and humid atmosphere within the house
Many of the butterflies in the house can be admired at close quarters, as they alight on favoured plants.
Bromeliads establish well on the trunks of small palms
Tropical frangipani thrives with its fragrant flowers