Taiwanese students tour the Tucker Greenhouse!

image of a group of students

In the desert room, looking closely at a Carrion flower (Stapelia gigantea) in bloom.  I’m explaining to the students that this flower smells of rotting flesh.  Carrion flies are attracted to it, and proceed to lay their eggs on it.  The flower is inadvertently pollinated by these flies.  Smart plant!

image of students looking at a tree

Showing the students the chocolate (Theobroma cacao) plant.

students posing near plants

Students posing in the Tropical room on the bridge above the gold fish pond.