“The arid zone” A day in Oaxaca's Sierra Sur region. (2017 collection)

(Code: habitat 5)

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“The arid zone” A day in Oaxaca's Sierra Sur region. (2017 collection)The Mexican state of Oaxaca is in the South along the Pacific coast. This is where several mountain ranges meet with dramatic effects on the geography, climate and botany. This tray represents the Sierra Sur region which is where the climate is hot and arid and where the flora likes it drier. Oaxaca is in the top five places in the world for the highest number of endangered species, including species represented here in this tray. The species are; Rhyncholaelia glauca an orchid that needs to be kept damp from summer into early autumn. Both Echeveria pulidon and Sedum burrito are both easy to grow species and are attractive due to their bluish colour.  The rare Tillandsia fasciculata which can grow with very little water and the stunning cactus Mammillaria perbella although prickly is becoming rare in the wild due to over collection. 10% of the sale of this tray will go towards helping Leatherback Turtles, they rely heavily on the Pacific beaches to lay their eggs and this species is under serious threat and are in real need of our help.