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These flowers are pollinated by bats, which are drawn to the glowing luminosity of the flowers at twilight. They are endangered in the wild and even rarer to find in cultivation. There are two jade vines in our Rainforest Biome: one climbing around the entrance doors, and one near the Malaysian House.
These flowers are pollinated by bats, which are drawn to the glowing luminosity of the flowers at twilight. The bat hangs upside down and drinks the nectar from the flowers while brushing the top of their heads against the pollen. That pollen is then left on the female part of the next flower the bat visits, and pollination takes place. If the pollination is successful, the plant produces fruit that grows up to the size of a melon.
At Eden our horticulturists mimic the action of the bat's head with their hands in order to pollinate our jade vine.