The Desert House

  • Cactus 2
    Cactus 2
  • Cactus 3
    Cactus 3
  • Cactus 4
    Cactus 4
  • Cactus 5
    Cactus 5
  • Cactus 6
    Cactus 6
  • Cactus 7
    Cactus 7
  • Cactus 8
    Cactus 8
  • Cactus 9
    Cactus 9

This display highlights plants that have evolved to live in some of the most forbidding climates on our planet. Unique water-storing capacities and heat- and sun-tolerance tactics are part of the wonder of these xerophytic plants.

Many people think that cacti do not have leaves, but this is not true at all. Most species of cacti have reduced their leaves into the spines that we are all so familiar with. These spines are...
The collection houses 46 different species of Euphorbia, more commonly known as the “spurges”. Many of these plants are usually misidentified as cacti, since they have evolved similar physical...
Ice plants (Lithops), also known as pebble plants and living stones, is a group of leaf-succulent plants. They hardly have any stem and their bulbous leaves are almost fused at the base. Yellow or...