The following adaptations allow plants to survive in the conditions of the rainforest.
Drip tips - plants have leaves with pointy tips. This allows water to run off the leaves quickly without damaging or breaking the leaves.
Buttress roots - large roots have ridges which create a large surface area that help to support large trees.
Epiphytes - these are plants which live on the branches of trees high up in the canopy. They get their nutrients from the air and water, not from the soil.
Many animals have adapted to the unique conditions of the tropical rainforests.
The spider monkey has long, strong limbs to help it to climb through the rainforest trees.
The flying frog has fully webbed hands and feet, and a flap of loose skin that stretches between its limbs, which allows it to glide from plant to plant.
The toucan has a long, large bill to allow it to reach and cut fruit from branches that are too weak to support its weight.