The Cayman Islands retains an abundant, natural beauty that is deeply awe-inspiring. With its rare wildlife, fabulous climate, and rich history, this geographical location is ideal for nearly any traveler. A stand out among the area’s features is its native flowers, the majority of which are of the orchid species.
See below for more on some of the exotic native flowers of Grand Cayman!
Wild Banana Orchid
Probably the most popular of Cayman's 26 species of orchids is the Wild Banana Orchid, of which there are two varieties. Both varieties have scented flowers with purple lips, with the petals being predominantly white on the Grand Cayman variety. The flowers appear at the top of a long curved spike at the bottom of which cluster banana-like bulbs and lend the name to this flower.
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Grand Cayman's Ghost Orchid is a rare, endangered and endemic native plant. The flower is a small to medium, pale cream-colored blossom, and subtly beautiful. This particular orchid is often very difficult to cultivate outside of its natural habitat.
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It’s no surprise that we chose to name our Spa after this famous floral family. These Red Hibiscus flowers are large, eye-catching, and trumpet-shaped, with fruit that is a dry five-lobed capsule, containing several seeds in each lobe. The seeds are released when the capsule splits open at maturity. Dried Hibiscus is edible, and can be used medicinally to treat various ailments, such as high blood pressure, when brewed as a tea. On the Islands, Red Hibiscuses are most commonly seen.
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