Rooms 509 and 510 in this 1,150 square foot greenhouse are accessed via the corridor-like Room 508. On either side of this narrow corridor are several large ficus, bamboo, and dieffenbachia. There are also a number of hanging pots of orchids and bromeliads.
In Room 509 you’ll find our permanent collection of “tall” tropical plants including a twenty foot-tall Norfolk Island pine, fishtail palm, and floss silk tree, as well as a large, white-flowered Bird-of-Paradise, several cocoa trees, large staghorn ferns, and numerous anthurium.
And, in Room 510 you’ll currently find several, ten foot-tall pink and white-flowered oleander, as well as a collection of zonal and scented pelargonium (i.e., “geraniums). However, as with Room 505, these collections are not permanent and the 200 square feet of bench space can be made available for a wide range of research projects.