Moorish Villa

In the Moorish Villa, the former living quarters of King Wilhelm I of Württemberg, tropical plants from all corners of the world are displayed. Striking plants are the panduriform rubber tree (Ficus lyrata), the breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis), the epiphyte tree-trunk full of bromelias and the large group of banana plants, the fruits of which are clearly visible from the gallery.

The Moorish Villa is also the home of what is probably Wilhelma's most famous plant, the giant titan (Amorphophallus titanum) called "La Diva". This plant, at home in Sumatra, has one of the largest and most spectacular inflorescences in the plant world. The plant's tubers can weigh up to more than 75 kilos. The tuber of the giant titan at Wilhelma weighed 40 kilos and flowered for the first time in October 2005. The inflorescence reached a height of 2.94 metres above ground, and holds the world record.