Flowers of Costa Rica

When I was visiting I could not get over how many plants were growing wild that we buy from greenhouses as house plants.

Take a look and I’ll bet you recognize them too. As it turns out, Costa Rica is a large exporter of both coffee and tropical plants. Oh, and bananas too.

– Max

Lovely flower ....

Lovely flower ….

..... with a spiked pod.

….. with a spiked pod.

Tiny orchid with unusual foliage.

Tiny orchid with unusual foliage.

Bright Orange Stalks

Bright Orange Stalks

Umbrella Plant. They say folks pick them to use as umbrellas. I don't know - he stems are filled with thorny looking spikes.

Umbrella Plant –  they say folks pick them to use as umbrellas. I don’t know – the stems are filled with thorny looking spikes. Cool flower.

Costa Rica Flower 6

Odd Shaped Bloom

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Unusual Orchid

Unusual Orchid

Hydrangeas grow wild in the cloud forest!

Hydrangeas grow wild in the cloud forest!

Red Orchid

Red Orchid

Gigantic Succulents

Gigantic Succulents

Begonias gone wild. These were everywhere.

Begonias gone wild. These were everywhere.

Another tropical beauty.

Tropical beauty.

Another red bloom. Most of the flowers I saw were red.

Another red bloom. Most of the flowers I saw were red.

Looks like a fern, but it is actually a very tall tree top in the cloud forest that is fixing to open.

Looks like a fern, but it is actually a very tall tree top in the cloud forest that is fixing to open.

Beauty on the city streets.

Beauty on the city streets.

Huge Burl Wood

Huge Burl Wood

Just a little something in a garden near the swimming pool!

Just a little something in a garden near the swimming pool!

Orchid Face

Orchid Face – It has teeth!

Bananas Everywhere! They are not even native, but they sure like it in Costa Rica.

Bananas Everywhere! They are not even native, but they sure like it in Costa Rica.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Flowers of Costa Rica

  1. I was amazed at the variety of unusual flowers–makes me want to get my traveling boots on! What a great place for a vacation. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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