A high cactus near the pathway looks as if composed of oval segments.
It belongs to the genus Opuntia.
The globular types with yellowish thorns should have been
echinocacti. They say that American Indians (America being the ancestral
home of cactuses) executed their delinquents by throwing them on the
largest species of these cactuses :)
That 'subtropical' temperature is very
curious: you won't feel too hot even with your winter clothes on...
As one of the readers hinted, this plant
is a spurge rather than a cactus.
Anyway I wouldn't recommend climbing
up it to anyone, not even to my worst enemy :)
Is it agave or what?
The inscription reads:
"Danger: mines!" ;)
Decorative stairs not far from a small
That's how cacao grows...
...and that's a bitter fate of its fruits
(it says: "were: 11, stolen: 9")
Well, these are the common bananas.
Mellowing as they say.
Outside is winter.
She is a regular guest inside the conservatories: now they are left
without central heating, then the electricty is cut off by a local power
station... As a rule, plants can't endure hardships.
"Why don't you have a look at me?" :)
Farewell look at the Botanical garden
through window pane
There is one thing I don't like about plants: they are typically hard
to compress in .jpg format ;)