The Tropical Hothouse (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew)

The book that turns into a botanical paradise

Chris Thorogood
AUD $49.99
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The Tropical Hothouse features press-out shapes, enabling you to transform the book into a work of art, creating a landscape of over 50 rare and exotic hothouse plants.

The Tropical Hothouse describes over 50 tropical plants, telling the intriguing stories of their origins and compelling features. Sourced exclusively from the archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, each accompanying illustration presses out of the page, transforming your book into a work of art.

The Tropical Hothouse contains a botanical paradise, where tropical trees are festooned with vines, orchids and bromeliads, lurid blossoms perfume the air, and leafy ferns and palms jostle for the light. From exotic-looking potted orchids and motley assortments of succulents, to luxuriant, leafy Swiss cheese plants, house plants and terrariums are more popular than ever as additions to stylish interiors. This beautifully presented and fascinating collection includes perennial favourites and unusual specimens, transporting this world of extraordinary plants into your hands and home.

Author bio:

Chris Thorogood is Deputy Director and Head of Science at Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum. His research broadly centres on the evolution of plant ecology, with a focus on parasitic plants. He is the author of Kew's Weird Plants, Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean and Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve.

Paperscapes: the book that transform into a work of art. Whether you're interested in reading a classic from Lewis Carroll, exploring the cityscape of London or learning about plants and animals, Paperscapes books offer everything a traditional book would, and then uses innovative design and beautiful illustrations to let readers turn their book into a work of art.

Category: Natural history
ISBN: 9780233006017
Table Of Contents: Aechmea fasciata • Agave attenuata • Aiphanes lindeniana Alocasia longiloba • Alpinia nutans • Amorphophallus titanum • Ananas comosus • Anthurium jilekii • Aristolochia grandiflora • Banksia ericifolia • Begonia maculata • Blighia sapida • Brugmansia arborea • Carica papaya • Cattleya aclandiae • Citrus medica • Coryanthes albertinae • Corypha elata • Crinum asiaticum • Cycas rumphii • Dionaea muscipula • Epidendrum spectabile • Ficus elastica • Gloriosa superba • Heliconia farinosa • Hibiscus elatus • Hippeastrum psittacinum • Hylocereus undatus • Licuala grandis • Lithops pseudotruncatella • Medinilla magnifica • Musa balbisiana • Myrmecodia beccarii • Nelumbo nucifera • Nepenthes bicalcarata • Nepenthes rajah • Nymphaea devoniensis • Opuntia decumbens • Orbea variegata • Pachypodium namaquanum • Paphiopedilum rothschildianum • Passiflora quadrangularis • Phoenix dactylifera • Plumeria rubra • Protea burchellii • Puya chilensis • Sarracenia chelsonii • Sauromatum venosum • Stapelia hirsuta • Strelitzia reginae • Tillandsia cyanea • Victoria amazonica • Zingiber spectabile.
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Andre Deutsch
Pub Date: June 2020
Page Extent: 112
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Trees, wildflowers & plants