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Adelaide Botanic Gardens: Aroids Around The Grounds.

One of my favorite places in Adelaide has and always will be the Adelaide Botanical Gardens. Its like stepping out of the craziness of the city and into another world of quietness and well… plants.

Situated in the North East corner of the city, it’s a five minute walk from the bustle of Rundle Mall or a quick ride on the tram, lands you right near the front gate. It’s so easy to access and enjoy. – Do I sound like a travel writter here????

In the first part of this series, we are going to look at the Aroids around the grounds of the gardens. Obviously because of our cold winters, most aroids will not survive outdoors. So clearly this wont be a broad range of plants, but it was a real eye opener to see what would do well, outside as understory plants, year round.

I was really excited to spot this group of Anthurium Coriaceum living outside and doing well. I bought one very recently and while its enjoying the warmth of my heated greenhouse this winter, next year it may not be so lucky.

Monstera Deliciosa and Philodendron Bibipennifolium are the two common aroids seen outdoors around Adelaide. But seeing these Monstera climbing up the Morton Bay Figs (Ficus Macrophilla) that line this walk way will always be a favourite of mine.

And there you have it. The aroids I found around the grounds of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

Next time, we will look at the plants in the Bicentennial Conservatory. This like walking into the rain forests of Far North Queensland and is full of Aussie aroids.

Thanks for reading and happy growing. Xx

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