- June, July, August
Some of the plants found in the Tropical Glasshouse can be grown at home, primarily as indoor plants. Tassel ferns (Huperzia squarrosa), Coffee (Coffea arabica), and Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (Sanserveria species) are a few great examples.
Find out what plants grow at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
Bulbophyllum fletcherianum Tongue Orchid
Striking orchid from Papua New Guinea with strap-like leaves to 1m.
Stanhopea wardii Upside Down Orchid
A striking and beautifully perfumed orchid that flowers down through it’s growing media.
Ceratozamia mexicana Mexican Horn Cone
A large cycad from Mexico, and is threatened in its’ native habitat.
- As all the plants are grown in pots the re-potting is continuous.
- The minimum temperature is 16C and the humidity is usually 70% or higher.
- 1900s - The West half was built in the early 1900s, and the tiles are part of the original floor.
- 1960s - The East half was built on in the 1960s, and the heating was converted from coal to oil at the same time.
- 1990s - In the early 1990s the heating was then converted to natural gas on which it still runs.