In the fern room the sunlight is filtered through the tall tree ferns’ delicate leaves. The air is cool and moist, and plants from temperate rainforests of Australia and New Zealand grow together with species from South American cloud forests. The high humidity favors epiphytes, and the trunks and walls are full of them. Epiphytes are plants that grow upon other plants in order to get closer to the sunlight, but without being parasitic. The lush greenery consists mostly of various ferns, but flowering plants such as orchids, anthuriums and bromeliads are also found here.

 
Ormbunksrummet interiör
Photo: Rakel Norberg