Swiss cheese plants' iconic leaves help them to avoid stress, according to a US scientist. Their familiar hole-riddled leaves allow the plants to capture sunlight more regularly, his research suggests. The counterintuitive idea explains how such plants can survive in shady rainforests. Commonly grown as house plants, they are found in the wild from southern Mexico to Colombia.
Atlanta Botanical Garden maintains plant collections for display, education, research and enjoyment. The gardens include an edible garden, rose garden, Japanese gardens and more. There is also a water plant garden with the summer highlight being 5 foot wide pads of the Victoria waterlily.