Flowers in Brazil I

decorative pineapple

 

I was traveling in northern Brazil last week–it was hot and on the dry side given that the rains had just ended a month or so ago. I try to make it a point to visit garden centers or nurseries wherever I travel to see tropical houseplants. In many cities the garden centers, or nurseries, tend to be clustered together so if you find one, you find them all! These photos were taken in Teresina, the capital of the state of Piaui in Northern Brazil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sobralia orchid plants--about 5 feet tall
Sobralia orchid--native to South America

 

 

 

 

 

Hibiscus

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