Plant collectors

A bromeliad filled with water

Many people collect plants, but some plants are collectors, too. On my last visit to Hawai’i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden it had recently rained. This bromeliad (above) and heliconia (below) had collected, not only water, but also an assortment of vegetation. There might even be a fish in there somewhere!

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Posted for Becky’s Squares theme of “Walking” (See more responses here).

A red heliconia filled with water

10 thoughts on “Plant collectors

    1. Graham Post author

      Yes, that’s the downside of these plants. Any pools of water are mosquito havens. However, on that side of the island there’s so much rain, the mosquitos have numerous pools to choose from.

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    1. Graham Post author

      They’re not carnivorous. It’s just their shapes make them prone to catching things falling from above or being blown around and, when it rains, they fill with water!



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