The Serra is a small treasure chest with a high symbolic value: the infinite world of nature, which harmoniously welcomes diversity, reminds us that we too, as human beings, are perfectly gifted each with his or her own peculiarities, and that together we can create unique kaleidoscopes.
The O28 Serra is an example of biodiversity where it is possible to admire plants coming from all over the world, divided between subtropical and arid climate zones.
Phoenix roebelenii – Asia / Dypsis decaryi – Madagascar / Macrozamia moorei – Australia / Archontophoenix alexandrae – Australia / Ravanea rivularis – Madagascar / Pritchardia hillebrandii – South America / Howea forsteriana – Australia / Stenocarpus sinuatus – Australia / Plumeria rubra – Tropical America / Zamia furfuracea – Mexico / Jacaranta mimosifolia – South America / Cyathea Austrlis e Cyathea tomentontosissima – Australia / Cycas circinalis – Japan / Alocasia macrorrhiza – Asia / Alocasia luterbachiana – Asia /
Alocasia Zebrina – Asia/ Musa x paradisiaca – Asia / Musa Acuminata “Dwarf Cavendish” – Asia / Musa ensete maurelii – Asia /
Erythrina crista-galli – South America / Erythrina coralloide – Mexico / Strelitzia reginae – Sud Africa / Strelitzia augusta – South Africa / Farfugium Japonicum – Japan / Solandra maxima – Jamaica / Alternanthera Purple Dream – Brazil / Asparagus densiflorus – Southern Africa / Cestrum nocturnum – Caribbean / Salvia africana-lutea – Southern Africa / Murraya paniculata – Asia / Hibiscus rosa sinensis – China / Philodendron monstera – Guatemala / Aristolochia gigantea – Brazil / Thumbergia grandiflora – India / Passiflora quadrangularis – South America / Passiflora edulis – Brazil/ Hoya carnosa – Asia/ Jasminum azoricum – Madeira / Ficus repens – Tropical Asia / Tillandsia usneoides – South America
The subtropical zone has a temperature of about 25°, which can drop to 12° in winter, with a humidity of 70 percent, while the tropical climate zone has a humidity of up to 85 percent, with a temperature of about 27° and 18° in winter.
The greenhouse embraces a sustainable philosophy using biological insecticides. The introduction of micro-organisms in the irrigation water helps to fight unwanted parasites, while the use of a drop by drop technology avoids water waste and guarantees plant health.
The dosing system used for fertilization is enriched with organic microorganisms in order to remove pathogenic fungi. Through irrigation, insecticides are also introduced to avoid aerial treatments that could cause the death of needful insects.
Insects are useful to pollinate and protect plant life. For this reason, sugar sources will be provided to support the life of butterflies and other essential insects inside the greenhouse.
The fog system involves the installation of nebulizers connected to a high-pressure system that uniformly spreads tiny drops of water. This mechanism turns on several times during the day based on thermal and humidity conditions of the air.
During the hottest hours of the day, there will be a solar shading system made with sheets connected to special reels, automatically covering the greenhouse depending on the external weather conditions.
The irrigation involves the use of perforated pipes to release one drop at a time. The correct construction of pipes ensures homogeneity of watering. The system supplies water directly on the ground, minimizing water waste.
The irrigation includes a dosing system that introduces the liquid fertilizer into the irrigation water. This allows for the correct amount of fertilizer to be distributed, minimizing the waste of nutrients in both subtropical and tropical climate zones.