Costa Rica has more plant varieties than can ever be described. There are over 9000 identified species, including over 800 more ferns than North America and Mexico combined. Some stands of trees have been recorded as having over 90 separate types growing within them. That is saying anything about the number or variety of flowers that are present. Tropical rainforests, lowlands, cloudforests, and even high elevation spaces offer a unique array of life to take root.