The Asian Trail is one of Zoo Miami’s ornamental gardens, located across from the Banteng paddock. There are about 77 different plant specimens that can be found within this garden. Contrary to what the name suggests, not all of the plants in the trail are native to Asia. There are trees and shrubs here that can be found all over the world. The tall and beautiful Silver Trumpet Tree, native to Tropical America, may immediately catch your attention, with its bright golden flowers and full leafy branches. Of course, the garden is filled with native Asian plants as well, like the gorgeous Hong Kong Orchid, with its vibrant magenta flowers. While most of the trees and plants in the Asian Trail are fully grown, many of them still have a long way to go, as they will become much larger. You may spot the Morton Bay Chestnut, a tiny evergreen plant for now, but it may grow to be up to a strong 130-foot-tall tree. On the other hand, the Asian Trail is home to fully-grown palm trees like the Cabada Palm, which towers over the garden, providing a refreshing shade. Clusters of auburn shrubs and firm bamboos also fill this picturesque garden. Many of the plants and trees here are fairly carefree and independent, and do not require too much maintenance, while a few of the others need some extra attention to help them thrive. The flowering plants in the garden are known to attract butterflies, birds and insects, adding a special touch to the setting.
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