Sometimes it is the smallest plants that are the most intriguing. Displayed in the glasshouses, in-between other plants and rocks they can surprise you if you look closer.
Nesocodon mauritianus is one of those little gems, endemic to Mauritius and enlisted as Endangered in the IUCN Red Data Book. This evergreen beautifully flowering plant has been grown from wild collected seeds and now is on display in Lowland Tropics glasshouse.
Nesocodon mauritianus has a special relationship with several species of day geckos Phelsuma sp. endemic to Mauritius. Brightly coloured geckos are attracted by its bell-shaped blue flowers to lick the red nectar and pollinate the plant.