In a corner of the garden in front of the disused water tank is a micro climate perfectly suited for growing tropical foliage plants. Shaded from the hot Andalucian sun by the Chirimoya trees it has evolved into the 'Jungle'.
Looking down from the top of the Water Tank
Some plants growing here are:
Long on beauty and history, papyrus has been known and used by Man for millennia. Soft green clouds of papyrus lined the River Nile during the time of the pharaohs. In the Bible the infant Moses was found among the bulrushes, as Cyperus papyrus is also called. Ancient Egyptians kept records of their pyramid building activities on papyrus sheets, from which we get the word "paper."
Obviously happy in it's home under the Chirimoya tree this flowered for us for the first time last Summer.
The red flowers light up when caught by the dappled sunlight.