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Bolz Conservatory plants in bloom

Bolz Conservatory Plants in Bloom

Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory is a tropical, year-round paradise. Step inside the glass pyramid and be immersed in the exotic fragrances of blooming flowers and lush, green foliage. Something is always blooming inside the Bolz Conservatory and the following list represents plants and flowers that visitors are likely to see.

Common Name Scientific Name Description Location Photo
Chenille Plant Acalypha hispida Fuzzy red flower tails hanging down from stems. Near top of ramp just before bamboo trellis. Chenille Plant
Fishtail Palm Caryota mitis Hanging bunches of grape-like fruits. On right side just before orchid aerie. Fishtail Palm
Pitcher Plant Nepenthes maxima Hanging green/maroon pitcher. Carnivorous plant that digests insects. Hanging in carnivorous plant display. Pitcher Plant
Hibiscus Hibiscus schizopetalus Drooping red flower with white edges on the skirt and a wary bunch of petals on the tip of the pistil. Near the pond. Hibiscus
Blushing Bromeliad Neoregelia 'Lavendar' Small purple flowers hiding inside bright pink bromeliad. By upper waterfall. Blushing Bromeliad
Anthurium Anthurium 'Lady Jane' Pale pink petal with ridged spathe/spadix Just past bridge by lower waterfall. Anthurium


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