FITZROY GARDENS CONSERVATORY - Tropical and Poinsettia Display.
The longest display, staying in the Conservatory for around three months, is the Tropical and Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Installed mid-April until mid-July, through the winter months, it’s the only display to be heated.
The Tropical display consists mainly of around 2,000 plants with various foliage, shapes and types, from long to short and fat to thin. Some of the more common plants on show are Anthurium, Dieffenbachia, Ficus, Monstera, Peperomia, Philodendron and Schefflera, showing many shades of green, from light to dark and including yellow, pink and red.
Up to 75 (35cm) hanging baskets show off a wide range of tropical plants, such as Acalypha, Begonia, Bougainvillea, Columnea, Epiphyllum, Ficus, Gynura, Hoya, Kalanchoe, Passiflora, Philodendron, Pilea and Schlumbergia.
Amongst the foliage are groups of multi-branched pots of Poinsettias with their bright bracts, mostly red and white but also in pink, apricot, marbled and speckled.