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Arena Glasshouse

Tags: garden | plant


The main exhibition topic in the Arena Glasshouse is a variety of carnivorous plants, mainly pitcher plants. The glasshouse simulates a tropical rainforest environment – which is warm and humid, which is optimum for pitcher plants. The soil is too poor in a natural rainforest environment; therefore, pitcher plants catch insects in order to obtain their mineral nutrition – nitrogen. Therefore, various ways on catching insect is an amazing revolution of phylogeny on the same purpose.


Aechmea fulgens Brongn. Neoregelia spectabilis (T.Moore) L.B.Sm.


Taipei Botanical Garden (TPBG) , Taiwan Forestry Research Institute.