Significant Plant Groups
Lotusland’s 37-acres are home to more than 3,000 different plants from around the world. There are several prominent plant families represented at Lotusland. They include:
Palm family (Arecaceae):
47 genera, 148 taxa.
Bromeliad family (Bromeliaceae):
32 genera, 236 taxa.
Cactus family (Cactaceae):
90 genera, 485 taxa.
Succulence (the quality of sequestering water in a plant’s tissues) occurs in many plant families.
Another significant collection comprises the ferns, with 12 families, 54 genera, 165 taxa.
The total collection includes 208 different plant families and 3286 distinct taxa.