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Cuban flowers, the National Flower of Cuba is La Mariposa , the Butterfly Flower (Hedychium
Coronarium), the flower is not original from Cuba but grows well thanks to the fertile soil and the
The frail white flower has a distict smell and the plant can reach the height of one meter.
a commission of botanists declared the mariposa Cuba's National Flower or Flor Nacional de Cuba.
Cuba has an abundance of orchids, more than 300 species are currently found in Cuba.
Pinar del Rio
province alone has over hundred orchid species. A lot of this orchids
are found in the Guanahacabiles National Park, Cuba's largest natural reserve, a
Biosphere Reserve listed by UNESCO.
Royal Palm Tree - Palma Real
Also known as the Cuban palm tree
, is found in the Caribbean and South America.
The Royal Palm tree can grow to 30 meters (90-100 feet) and are used in parks or to decorate
the landscape. The Royal palm needs full sun and lots of water is also resistant to drought.
The Ceiba tree is a large tree mainly found in Central and South Americal as well as in the
Caribbean. The tree can grow to 60 - 70 meter height
Sea Grape Tree - Uva Caleta
Is a smaller tree with a height between 3 - 8 meters and large leathery leaves.
The tree bears a green, grape like fruit that gradually turns to red and can be eaten.
Royal Poinciana Tree
Is a broader tree with large red flowers, the leaves are bright green, 50 cm
long and look like giant feathers.
The Royal Poinciana tree needs a tropical climate but can survive in dry periods and is
a commonly found tree in Cuba.
Cuban National Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden (Jardin Botanico Nacional de Cuba) is located in Southern Havana not far from the
Lenin Park. The botanical garden is an exhibition center that displays samples of the Cuban flora and offers the visitors tours in company of professional guides.
Jardin Botanico National de Cuba
caretera El Rocio - km3
Calabazar Havana Cuba
Open daily: from 9.00 to 16.00 hrs
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