South America has one of the most beautiful tropical rainforests in the world. With a great variety of flora and fauna, we find here one of the most colourful, beautiful and special organisms. For the time being, travelling to these beautiful areas is still difficult during the current pandemic. But fortunately, we can bring a piece of the jungle into our homes. Our range includes some of today's rarest plants. And every year, some 2000 new species of plants are discovered!
The climate in the tropics is unique compared to other climates around the world. With average high temperatures, high humidity and plenty of sunshine throughout the year, it is the perfect place for many plants to develop. This can be seen in the biodiversity that this place brings. Exotic colours and unusual shapes. Nothing is too crazy in the tropics. Birds of paradise and plants can be discovered everywhere here.
This tropical rainforest also has a beautiful river: the Amazon, which stretches through most of northern South America. Water is essential to the development of life on our planet. The Amazon is the river that contains the most water of any river in the world. No wonder, then, that more than 5,000 species of fish and 1,300 species of birds live in the Amazon basin. Famous fish species living there include the scary Piranha and the beautiful Neontetra. A well-known bird species that comes from this area is the hummingbird. The hummingbird has excellent control over its body. It can hover in the air. In this way, he gets his nutrition and water from, for example, the flowers of an orchid.
The climate in these regions has created a balance between the organisms: a rich ecosystem with an extraordinary amount of biodiversity. That is why the most extraordinary houseplants are found here. The Syngoniums, Monsteras, Philodendrons and the Anthuriums are found here in all shapes, colours and sizes. For a plant collector, this is the place where most rare specimens originated.
Unfortunately, this beautiful nature is increasingly threatened by deforestation. Therefore, some scientists and plant lovers are calling for the preservation of plant species by keeping them in the house or in greenhouses and growing them. Then dying species can be brought back when the area in the tropical rainforest is no longer in danger. That is, of course, a very good argument for your housemate/partner to buy such a new beauty after all.
Before species can be reintroduced, of course, a lot of change is needed. We would like to be able to enjoy this beautiful nature as long as possible and preferably even restore it completely. After all, the tropical rain forests are the lungs of the Earth. Many plants have been proven to contribute enormously to the air quality and the tropics provide the most oxygen of all areas to the world.
Fortunately, there are more and more organisations that contribute to the preservation of nature and fight against deforestation and pollution of the environment. Organisations such as Greenpeace, WWF, Amazon Watch and Rainforest Alliance are committed to the preservation and restoration of tropical rainforests.