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Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 | 14 comments

Exotic Flowers of Rio de Janeiro

As promised, here is a detailed photo essay showing all the exotic flowers I discovered in Rio de Janeiro’s Botanical Garden.

For more information about Rio’s Jardim Botanico read my previous post.


In this garden, I was able to get a glimpse of the magnificent flora found in Brazil.  What surprised me most were the bromeliads.  My mom used to have a bunch of these in our backyard.  However, it was fascinating to discover so many colors and shapes.  The Amazonian water lilies were spectacular too.

Enjoy this photo Friday!!!

Unique Plants

Unique plant


Magenta flowers


Flower resembling candy



Red and yellow orchid


Yellow and pink orchids


Purple orchids



Bromeliad type


Colorful bromelia, probably one of the most beautiful flowers I saw.




This one is similar to some my mom had


This is the most weird looking bromelia of the bunch


Amazonian Water Lilies

Giant leaves Amazonian water lilies in pond


Amazonian water lily flower


Carnivorous Plant

Carnivorous plant


My favorite flower of the day

Not sure what type of plant is this one but I love how it looks


Fountain in one of the garden areas


Where have you seen the most amazing flowers? Let me know in the comments section below.


      • this is so beautiful i want to go to rio so bad i want to go there and just be free and paradise(:

  1. I love exotic flowers and these are beautiful. The giant Amazon water lilies are incredible — would love to see those.

  2. Gorgeous. I like the purple orchid best.

    • Interesting since the purple orchid photo was a really bad one. I cropped it to something usable since I loved the color.
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  3. Oh, Ruth, SO pretty! I really like the lily pad ones. At first I thought they were snakes…but not in a scary or yucky way. They looked so graceful. I finally figured out when I read the description but I really liked that one best! (But all of your photos were stunning.) Thank you for taking me to the Botannical Garden in rio this way!
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    • Hey Courtney,
      I don’t really like snakes so I would not put a photo of one in the website. Funny that you thougth the lilies were reptiles. Glad you are enjoying Rio thru the photos.
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  4. Que bellas Ruth están hermosas!!!!!!!!! Los colores espectaculares!


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