As if the Rainforest Inn wasn’t beautiful enough, there are some incredible exotic plants that Bill and Renée have planted on the property. The other day, I was eying them all and decided to investigate. I perused the foliage and took several pictures of plants/flowers I found interesting. Bill told me most of the plants I found were varieties of “Ginger” flowers. At the Rainforest Inn we have several- including torch ginger, shell ginger, pink ginger, red ginger, and white ginger. The white ginger, pictured in the bouquet below, is the national flower of Cuba and has a refreshing perfume.
Most of the beautiful flowers are Heloconia. Some include the Heloconia Pagota, Hanging Heloconia, and Heloconia Psittaocrum.
Renée often makes tropical arrangements (almost ikebana style) with our flowers for the rooms.
We also have a few plants that attract hummingbirds, such as the hibiscus flower, and several varieties of Bromeliad plants.
You can find these exotic plants if you wander around our property, especially by our driveway and the back porch area near the pond. They’re just another reminder of the tropical paradise that awaits you if you decide to stay here at the Rainforest Inn!