Mary Gilbert Statue



Tropical Plant Display, Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory


The longest display, staying in the Conservatory for around three months, is the Tropical. Installed in April until July, through the winter months in Melbourne, it’s the only display to be heated.

The Tropical display is mainly 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 Dieffenbachia, Calathea, Ficus, Coleus, Neoregelia, Ctenanthe, Murraya, Lycopodium, Asplenium, Nephrolepis, Sansevieria, Pilea, Impatiens, Schefflera, Dypsis, showing many shades of green, from light to dark and including yellow, pink and red.

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0:00 — Introduction
0:20 — Conservatory
0:45 — Through the Door
1:38 — Ornamental Bridge
1:48 — Hanging Baskets
3:28 — The Pond
4:40 — Statue of Mary Gilbert
4:50 — Asplenium nidus (Bird's Nest Fern)
5:00 — Calathea lancifolia (Rattlesnake Plant)
5:10 — Calathea zebrina (Zebra Plant)
5:20 — Coleus scutellarioides (Coleus Cultivar)
5:30 — Ctenanthe oppenheimiana (Blade Plant)
5:40 — Ctenanthe setosa (Silver Star)
5:50 — Dichondra repens (Kidney Weed)
6:00 — Dieffenbachia seguine (Dumb Cane)
6:10 — Dypsis lutescence (Golden Cane Palm)
6:20 — Ficus elastica variegated (Rubber Plant)
6:30 — Ficus lyrata (Fiddle-leaf Fig)
6:40 — Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)
6:50 — Lycopodium squarrosum (Tassel Fern)
7:00 — Murraya paniculata (Orange Jasmine)
7:10 — Neoregelia carolinae (Bromeliad)
7:20 — Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis (Boston Fern)
7:30 — Pilea cadierei (Aluminium Plant)
7:40 — Sansevieria trifasciata (Snake Plant)
7:50 — Schefflera actinophylla (Umbrella Tree)

BOOK: Conservatory Fitzroy Gardens - History and Displays

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