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Introduction: Small succulent house

Our “Small succulent house” is home to a variety of plants from around the world that are adapted to life in dry climates. The raised bed to the west showcases especially rare plants from Africa, in particular South Africa. Due to their small size and delicacy, they are presented here behind glass.

South African plants also predominate in the central bed, which continues the theme of the Africa House next door. The genus Aloe is especially well represented here; you can find almost a hundred different kinds in the two houses. We have one of the most extensive collections of this genus in Central Europe.

The eastern side is dedicated to the cactus family. Dwarf cacti and young plants are on display here, protected by glass. When a cactus grows too large for the small succulent house, it is transplanted to the entrance hall or the Mexico house next door.

The two areas at the side of the building often host small temporary exhibitions. You can then see small succulents in bloom displayed there that are cultivated in parts of the garden not open to the public.

Audio file download
Introduction: Small succulent house (MP3, 482 KB)

Audio production and copyright: Soundgarden Audioguidance GmbH
Text: Ehrentraud Bayer, Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg

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