What's In Bloom

pineapple plant with purple flowers
Friday, February 16, 2018

Ananas comosus, otherwise known as pineapple is  a cultigen (a plant that has been altered by humans through a process of selective breeding) from southeastern and southern Brazil and Paraguay. It is the most economically significant plant in the Bromeliaceae family. Read more about Pineapple in bloom!

Alpinia zerumbet, common name: shell ginger
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Alpinia Zerumbet, also known as shell ginger, is a perennial plant native to east Asia. It is grown as an ornamental and has medicinal as well as culinary uses. Read more about Blooming Shell Ginger!

Sansevieria kirkii
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Blooming for the first time,  Sansevieria kirkii var. pulcra 'Coppertone', Coppertone Snake Plant!! Read more about Flowering Snake Plant!

Dendrobium alexandre
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dendrobium alexandrae, Alexandra's Dragon Orchid, is a large flowered species, native to New Guinea. This orchid is an epiphyte, as is true for most Dendrobium species, growing on high branches of trees in  lower montane forests. Read more about Blooming orchid!

Leopard plant in bloom
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculata', leopard plant, lives in the Asia section of the Cool Temperate House and is native to east Asia. Read more about Blooming Leopard Plant!

Dendrochilum magnum, large orchid with gold colored chains of blooming flowers
Monday, September 18, 2017

Dendrochilum magnum is a large orchid, native to the Phillipines. Its lovely golden chains of flowers have a sweet/spicy (think allspice) scent. The blooms last two to four weeks.
You can see this stunning plant in the Stove House. Read more about Blooming Orchid!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lobelia cardinalis, or cardinal flower, gets its common name from the red robes worn by Roman Catholic cardinals. Read more about Cardinal flower!

edible banana
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Musa × paradisiaca, edible banana, French plantain, is blooming in the Palm House. Read more about Blooming Banana!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Selenicereus wittii also called Moonlight Cactus is an epiphytic cactus native to the Amazon. This unusual plant climbs by wrapping its flattened, leaf-like, stems around tree trunks. Read more about Night Blooming Cactus!

Clematis Evipo011, Empress™ Clematis, woody vine with large pink don
Friday, June 2, 2017

Clematis Evipo011, Empress™ Clematis has large double flowers. They can be anywhere from three to six inches wide. This stunning plant can bloom from May to October. Read more about Empress™ Clematis blooms!