90 Replies to “Amazon Spheres Tour: Part 2 — Ep 152”

  1. Finally! Another great installment of the tour. Loving the iridescent plant varieties as well as the deep-colored prayer plants.

    Their cacao tree reminds me of the one that we have in our backyard which is quite a beast with all the fruits and flowers.

    I love the overall experience so far with all the information you and Justin shared. Looking forward for the next vid. Well done you guys 👍🏼

  2. Problematic company. Beautiful plants! I’m a little surprised Summer would do a colab with Amazon considering her concern for sustainability.

  3. Loved the Passiflora fun fact (these adaptation/evolution traits are what makes nature and botany sooo fun and interesting to me). And it is curious how female bees are attracted to cough drops smell (at least it is what a significant percentage of Anguloas smell to me – I wouldn't call it very "romance inducing", but…).

  4. Wow that Philodendron sp. 'Narrow' has got to be one of the most beautiful plants from the whole tour😍 Just stunning💚

  5. He's right, caladiums are surprise plants, when you forget about them you will notice a new colorfull leaf poping out of a random place.

  6. 😂 my son & I do snail patrol 😂
    Great video 🥰💚🌿 so many beautiful plants! Also you have an eye for mealybugs

  7. Would love to get my hands on a Caladium palacioanum. Love how the Pleurothallis cardiothallis blooms from the leaf where the stem is attached, cool 3-D effect.

  8. Loved this episode sooo much!! anguloa cliftonii has to be one of the most fantastic plants I’ve learned about on this channel! Those flowers are wild 😜!

  9. Having covered both the conservatories in Gardens by the Bay and the Amazon Spheres, I guess next step is the Eden Project (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden_Project)

  10. I have been trying to ID a plant I have in a terrarium I made years ago and it showed up in this video: Ruellia makoyana. Mystery solved. Yay!

  11. It’s very special to tour this cutting edge facility with Justin Schroeder, someone who has a grasp of the entire enterprise. His commentary spanning the macro; diurnal temperature variation, seasonal changes, to the micro; iridoplast , egg casing mimicry, makes for compelling viewing. He must experience daily discoveries which can act as guides and indicators as he continues to develop protocols and make course corrections while blazing this new horticultural path. ~ That many, if not most of the plants shown demonstrate a robust vigor and morphology typically found in a natural setting shows that the intensive planning for this project is already bearing fruit. ~ A couple of unidentified ‘elephants in the room’ …..the specie with pink blooms at 19:35 > and the one with the substantial flower spike at 23:14 ?

  12. I loved summers reaction everytime she saw a mealy bug, and the guy was like “ya it happens”. Mean while when I find a mealy bug it’s an all out war.

  13. Impressed with your ability to spot mealy bugs.I was trying to study the structure of the dome, steel frame and outer glass panels. One day after I win the lottery I'll be living in one of those, in the country, bed right out in the open amongst the plants. Great to see Metallica has thier own plant🤘😜🤘

  14. @ 16:00 — P. squamiferum — Are you sure, Summer? I don't see the reddish, hairy squamules typical for that species, even when you hold one petiole still. Its petioles looks more smooth and green like P. pedatum.
    What do you think?

  15. I love how you put the Latin name for each plant. It would be great if you would add the family along with the name. For me, it helps make quick mental connections between plants.

  16. Aristolochia goudotii I'm sure about the sp … is common in the south pacific of Costa Rica, in the Osa Peninsula .

  17. Passiflora boenderi at 20:45 has one of the showiest foliage of any Passiflora genus I've ever seen. You can get them online from Grassy Knoll exotic plants at a great price. I bought one a year ago, they're absolutely beautiful when young and well worth growing.

  18. Why, the most exciting plant of this episode is one of the very first plants, the unidentified Aristolochia at 4:11.
    I'm always amazed that more plant people aren't into this fascinating and terrifically varied genus.

  19. I LOVE the Spheres, I try to visit the garden once a month, especially during our cold, dreary, wet and depressing winters here in Seattle.

  20. …. clusia rosea …. is a parkinglot tree in our hottest downtown zone.
    unfortunately, in our subtropics, they can get into the native forest and become a pest.
    ….would be great for houses as long as its :: far away :: from tropical/ subtropical native forests ( aside from its native range ofcourse (; )

  21. I wish to go visit. What an awesome place. I wish I could have all those plants in my garden. Thank you for taking us on this wonderful experience!

  22. I love these videos of botanical gardens. One day I hope to go see this one. Thanks so much for going there and sharing it with us.

  23. While it's painful to see yourself on video and I butchered a lot of the species names, this video turned out great! Thanks Summer, it was a lot of fun and it's a pleasure to be able to show people that aren't able to visit in person some of the great plants that our dedicated horticulture team maintain every single day. Being part of the Amazon Spheres has been a humbling and incredibly rewarding experience, can't wait for the other episodes!

  24. I've been finding myself curious about if in these spaces the plants are in individual containers or planted in some sort of an artificial soil column. Can you speak to that?

  25. How to get this in your home:
    Build a corner Paludarium!

    I have a few Paludariums with tropical plants and the leaves become huge! Artificial lights heat it to 22-24 C° during the day and it drops two or three degrees in the night. Humidity is > 80 % all the time and often at saturation. The water below generates the humidity without any spraying needed.

  26. I know a greenhouse where frogs where used for some pest control and they add a rainforest vibe with their whistling. They also had carnivorous mice that came from outside that eat snails and larger insects

  27. Really nice episode!
    Is the squamiferum really a sqaumiferum? the stems are not fuzzy at all… looks more like a pedatum or something…

  28. 5 mins in and its chewing gum thats making him chomp every 2 mins, thought he was gurning on drugs! Stunning plants featured tho!

  29. What was the big cluster of pink dangling flowers hanging over the side of the walkway and the big orange thistle-like flower,,, set about two yards back from the walkway? I recognized the heliconia… early on in the video! lol

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