Empress of Brazil timelapse

Date posted: 18 July 2017

A rather important plant from the Botanic Gardens' collection flowered recently at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden's Nursery.

The critically endangered "Empress of Brazil" (Worsleya procera) is one of the Gardens' oldest pot plants, having been brought back from Brazil more than 50 years ago by former Director Noel Lothian.

The plants are extremely difficult to cultivate, some taking more than 20 years to flower from seed.

Check out this cool timelapse video of the recent flowering, which is only about the fourth time it has occurred for us in the past decade.

 

Music: 'Bubuia' by Ceu [CC BY-NC-SA 3.0]