This flower originating from South Africa was brought to the island in the 19th century. It has become the emblematic flower of the island; because it keeps fresh for 3 weeks once cut, the anthurium is in all bouquets. It is very often seen embellishing the lounges of hotels. The flower comes as a large corolla, most of the time red. For them to be available all year long, they have to be cultivated in greenhouses which can be visited, most notably in the south of the island.
The Frangipan trees blossom from December to June.© kisanlassa / 123RF
Flowers bloom during the Austral summer, which is from November to April.© Rangsan Lerkngam / 123RF
Ocean islands such as Mauritius have developed a unique flora and fauna through evolution.© xfdly9/123RF
The Frangipan Rosebush can grow to 10metres high.© kisanlassa / 123RF
Sugar cane field are invading Mauritius' flora, which is why it is important to keep the growth under control.© Top Photo Group