Do you know the variety of plants you find in the Amazon? Get on board with Jungle Experiences and discover the wonders of the Amazon jungle.

The Amazon is a marvel of biological diversity on the planet, this is due to various factors such as climate and soil that are perfect for being a unique ecosystem with favorable characteristics for the proliferation of species in the area.

When you arrive at this paradisiacal place you will be surprised to see the great variety of flora and fauna. Together with Jungle Experiences, they will introduce you to the depths of the Amazon jungle, showing you the impressive forests along its paths, and you will be part of ceremonial rituals officiated by the shamans of the area, among other exploration activities.

Keep an eye on this article and discover all the types of plants you can find on this trip to the Amazon. Take notes beforehand and have a fun time looking out for them during your trip.

 But what are each of them called? Here we show you 10 plants of the Amazon:

Giant Water Lily, Victoria Amazónica

Cataloged as the largest aquatic flower in the world, which blooms every two or three months in still, shallow lagoons and muddy waters in the surroundings of the great rivers of the Amazon.

The average lifespan of this plant is five years, similar to that of a lotus flower. It has a diameter of up to 30 to 40 centimeters and blooms from early March to July.

Heliconia, Heliconia latispatha

Also known as the bird of paradise plant. It can reach up to 2 to 3 meters high, it is also characterized by its long and pointed leaves.

Cocoa, Theobroma cacao

Its origin is from tropical and subtropical regions of America. They grow under tropical rain forests. They are branched trees with simple leaves. Various derivatives are obtained from the cocoa bean, such as cocoa beans, cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, cocoa paste, cocoa powder and chocolate.

Passion flower, Passiflora edulis

It is called passion fruit because it is one of many species of passion flower, also commonly known as maracuya, it is a species native to the south that is grown commercially in tropical and subtropical areas for its sweet, seed-bearing fruit.

Bromelia, Bromeliaceous

This plant is part of the monocotyledonous plant family that consists of herbs native to the tropical region of America. Regarding their care, they require relatively high temperatures, between 21 and 26 °C, they can be multiplied by seeds or by suckers.

Coffee Plant, Coffea arabica

It is the main species cultivated for coffee production, it reaches between 9 to 12 meters in height in the wild and its fruits contain less caffeine than other commercially cultivated species.

Kapok Tree, Ceiba pentandra

This tree can reach up to 200 feet in height and typically grows up to 13 feet per year. It is found throughout the Neotropics as far south as the Amazon. Other parts of this species are used for medicinal purposes.

Monkey Brush Vines, Combretum rotundifolium

Species of tropical South American origin, it grows within the humid forests at low altitudes along the coasts of the rivers. Its name is the combination of the Latin terms “rotundus” = round and “folium” = leaf.

It contains fruits with 4 membranous wings that favor dispersion through the wind. It is a species of great ornamental and landscape value due to its foliage and showy inflorescence.

Orchid, Orchidaceae

There are more than 25,000 identified species, they vary by their colors, textures and sizes. Its shape presents a basic structure: 3 sepals and 3 petals. It is an adaptable flora, thanks to the fact that it can withstand different conditions.

Regarding their care, they are usually very delicate and sensitive to environmental changes. Orchids are a charismatic bunch and have been dubbed the “pandas of the plant world.” They occupy a prominent place in plant conservation programs. There are a large number of nature reserves dedicated to conserving orchids.

Rubber Tree, Hevea brasiliensis

Commonly called rubber tree, this species is from Amazonian origin, belonging to the euphorbiaceae family that can reach up to 30 meters in height. A milky substance called latex is obtained, which is why it is also known as the crying tree.

Its leaves are compound trifoliate, it produces fruits from 4 years, they have soft wood, high branched branches and a large bark.

These are some of the types of plants and trees that you can find in the breadth of the Peruvian Amazon. Together with Jungle Experiences you can enjoy many outings where you will discover these and other species.

With our Solo Traveler benefit, live an immersive experience in the Peruvian jungle on board our Amazon cruises, enjoy a date with yourself and with the rich nature, discover the flora and fauna in the area day to day. 

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