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Iconic plants

From the world's oldest pot plant to the famous - and foul-smelling - titan arum, Kew's flagship plants flourish under the care of its horticulturists. Come and visit them today.

Dionaea muscipula (Venus flytrap) at Kew Gardens
The bulk of Kew's carnivorous plant collection is held behind-the-scenes. However, an interesting group can be viewed by the public in a dedicated zone inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
Giant waterlilies at Kew Gardens
These huge aquatic plants are native to tropical South America.
Strongylodon macrobotrys (jade vine)
The jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) is a member of the pea and bean family, and is best known for its hanging stems of jade-green flowers.
Flower of titan arum
One of the most spectacular plants to be found in the wet tropics zone of the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens is the titan arum.