Indoor Jungle Garden Tour + Orchid & Plant Haul

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The story behind the climatron at Missouri Botanical Garden is a lengthy and specific one so I’m copy and pasting from their website and providing the link below. The number of tropical plants is mind blowing, orchids, palm trees, epiphtyes, ferns, philodendons etc and how about that giant cactus and succulent collection!? Awesome and beautiful plants! Check out the story behind the Climatron below!

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/our-garden/gardens-conservatories/conservatories/climatron.aspx

Geodesic Dome Conservatory

The Climatron® is the first geodesic dome to be used as a conservatory, incorporating the principles of R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic system. It opened to the public on October 1, 1960. The design of the Climatron greenhouse was developed by St. Louis architects Murphy and Mackey, winning the 1961 Reynolds Award, an award for architectural excellence in a structure using aluminum. In 1976 it was named one of the 100 most significant architectural achievements in United States history. The term “Climatron” was coined to emphasize the climate-control technology of the greenhouse dome.

The Climatron has no interior support and no columns from floor to ceiling, allowing more light and space per square foot for plants than conventional designs. It rises 70 feet in the center, spans 175 feet in diameter at the base, has 1.3 million cubic feet, and encloses approximately 24,000 square feet (more than half an acre).
The interior of the Climatron is designed on a tropical rain forest theme, highlighting their diversity and ecology. Visitors enter and immediately experience the tropics: dense green foliage, a small native hut, sparkling waterfalls, rocky cliffs, a river aquarium with exotic fish, and a bridge from which the forest canopy and associated plants can be viewed.

More than 2,800 plants, including 1,400 different tropical species, grow inside the Climatron. They include banana, cacao, coffee, many wild-collected plants, orchids, and exotic, rare plants such as the double coconut, which produces the largest seed in the plant kingdom. The lush, green tropical rainforest environment is maintained by a computerized climate control system. Inside temperature ranges from 64°F (18° C) at night to a high of 85°F (29° C) during the day. The average humidity is 85 percent. Plants are watered with reverse osmosis purified, tempered water.

The greenhouse was closed for extensive renovations in 1988. It re-opened in March 1990 with many new features, including new panes of glass and a re-landscaped interior. The old, deteriorated Plexiglas panes were replaced with 2,425 panes of heat-strengthened glass, containing a Saflex plastic interlayer manufactured by Monsanto Company. The inner surface of this glass-and-plastic sandwich is coated with a low-emissivity film. This coating helps reduce heating costs by retaining the solar energy collected during the day for use at night. The new support system for the glazing is rigid and has integral gutters to carry condensation.

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50 Comments

  1. CSFAV on April 28, 2021 at 12:32 am

    This is heaven. Wish it’s in my backyard!!! Do you know why Vanda Orchid is so expensive? My local Lowe’s have them for $35. Cannot afford!

  2. Snawnson on April 28, 2021 at 12:34 am

    🌴

  3. Adam Mravenec on April 28, 2021 at 12:34 am

    🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴

  4. Shadamachaeon on April 28, 2021 at 12:35 am

    🌴🌴🌵🌵🪴🪴🌴🌴

  5. Adam Mravenec on April 28, 2021 at 12:35 am

    🌸🌹🌷🌱🌺🌴🌳🌲🌵🌿

  6. Y Liberal on April 28, 2021 at 12:38 am

    I was practically drooling while you were walking around there!

  7. Sandor: Ontario Palms & Tropicals on April 28, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Welcome to the Jungle! Your Love, passion and dedication for your plants never siezes to amaze me Jeff! Glad your doing better cause this world wouldn’t be the same without you my friend❤️

  8. Dori on April 28, 2021 at 12:40 am

    🌴 I watched every second. That facility is amazing. Heaven on earth.

  9. Carl Fisher on April 28, 2021 at 12:41 am

    🌴 Last!

  10. Paulo Ricardo Evangelista da Silva on April 28, 2021 at 12:45 am

    I did 🌴 love your videos!

  11. Vincent Driscoll on April 28, 2021 at 12:45 am

    🌴 you finally hit 7K subs!! Congrats 🌴

  12. Denise's Orchid Paradise on April 28, 2021 at 12:46 am

    I wish I could live in that jungle! great video

  13. RNG Coda on April 28, 2021 at 12:46 am

    A swing would hit different

  14. Bob Burger on April 28, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Can you tell me how to care/water the anthurium?

  15. Artwork & Orchids on April 28, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Place an aquarium heater in the pond. it will heat the entire greenhouse at minimal expense.

  16. marius marius on April 28, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Loved it… Great enthusiasm. Was in a garden very similar to that today, only its privately owned and I had it to myself. Pretty much felt tge same way you did there.. Overwhelmed.!!

  17. CSFAV on April 28, 2021 at 12:48 am

    I’m recently addicted to Calathea. They are soooo stunning! I’m starting to collect them!!!

  18. Devin Dawson on April 28, 2021 at 12:49 am

    🌴 We have a triple climatron in Milwaukee. There is the desert and tropical domes year-round and the third dome is for themed sets, like last year they did a Beatles exhibit. I don’t know if they do any plant shows in that area though. I wish they would. 🌴

  19. Gepli PLR on April 28, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Plants there are so shinny. Nice

  20. Dominic Ferro on April 28, 2021 at 12:53 am

    That’s incredible!

  21. Genome Satori on April 28, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Is your kitty a ragdoll?

  22. Sandor: Ontario Palms & Tropicals on April 28, 2021 at 12:53 am

    BTW at 12:40 in your video you were unsure about a plant and I believe it is a Cape honeysuckle? 🙂

  23. Brandi Lynn on April 28, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Thanks for the great field trip! Loved it!💚🌴💚🌴

  24. WY not - N - Wyoming on April 28, 2021 at 12:55 am

    U need to check out my indoor aquaponics pond… think u will appreciate

  25. Ravenmad2000 on April 28, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Oh the filming!! Too hard to focus on anything.

  26. Lucky Gracie on April 28, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Nice Botanical tour and great orchid haul. Do you know the name or company which makes those awesome black and white pots? 🌴

  27. CSFAV on April 28, 2021 at 1:00 am

    It’s sad to know the Orchid sale was only 2/2 weekend. I didn’t know about it until watching your video today 😥😥😥

  28. licuala ramsayi on April 28, 2021 at 1:02 am

    I personally think that L. cordata, L. mapu, and off course L. ramsayi are cooler than L. grandis tho. Anyway, thanks for sharing this video!

  29. luckyelfie on April 28, 2021 at 1:04 am

    🌴

  30. Marlene Frazier on April 28, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Fun day!! Thanks for taking me along! Beautiful tropical exhibit! 🤗🤗🤗

  31. Ann Turner on April 28, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Lovely

  32. Dinu Desculţ on April 28, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Wonderful corner of the Paradise … Congratulations and all the best, with health and happiness, in peace ! _ / | _
    Dinu, 60, Romania.

  33. Garnet16 on April 28, 2021 at 1:09 am

    I live near Chicago and this week has been terrible with the cold and being stuck indoors. When it’s so cold and gray out I need to go look at plants too. Went to my local indoor garden center and bought some plants I’ve had my eye on. Pretty catlayas. I have an orange one that just bloomed.

  34. Leslie solway boyd on April 28, 2021 at 1:10 am

    🌴

  35. CAL123 on April 28, 2021 at 1:11 am

    The sound of the waterfall is great too ,made me feel like I was in Asia .

  36. Sandy G on April 28, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Thanks for taking us along with you! I enjoy listening to you. Your purchases are really nice!

  37. Sims Simms on April 28, 2021 at 1:12 am

    I want to do this in a basement room. Only thing is I would need a crap load of grow lights

  38. mark williams on April 28, 2021 at 1:14 am

    I lost everything in my greenhouse, where we lost power in the winter.

  39. Patricia Hoerger on April 28, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Thank you soo much I loved this video! Almost like I was really there and if ever someone gives you a look for talking to self (not) Just mention my name Trish and give them the death stare back…LOL. Great video you are very funny. Thnx again you make me smile.

  40. Gardening and Art by Deepika on April 28, 2021 at 1:16 am

    https://youtu.be/tz5X4IleCrI watch out this exotic plant

  41. Dominic Ferro on April 28, 2021 at 1:19 am

    That’s incredible..I would just live in that

  42. alice Dozier on April 28, 2021 at 1:20 am

    I really enjoyed this video and plant adventure

  43. HUTAN BORNEO CHANNEL on April 28, 2021 at 1:21 am

    very useful and helpful especially for ornamental plant lovers👍

  44. Ross Demmon MAGA! USA, USA! on April 28, 2021 at 1:23 am

    If you ever visit Wisconsin you have to go to the Mittchell Park domes in Milwaukee.

  45. dawn jones on April 28, 2021 at 1:26 am

    🌴 Thanks for taking us along, it was glorious!

  46. Diana York on April 28, 2021 at 1:27 am

    🌴

  47. Slizzy Nguyenner on April 28, 2021 at 1:28 am

    This is nice n all.. thanks for sharing. Back to my stuff- just bought a variegated mark wahlburger 🌱 freaking gorgeous . I hope you have one ..

  48. Anastasia Alston on April 28, 2021 at 1:30 am

    🌴🌴🌴

  49. dj33036 .dj63010 on April 28, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Those counter tops in your kitchen are awesome.

  50. Erik Kombi on April 28, 2021 at 1:31 am

    👍👍👍👍

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