Tropical conservatory

Type: warm.

Tropical conservatory is usually what most people think of when referring to the conservatory. The ideal image of a tropical conservatory includes palm trees, ferns and other tropical plants. Warm and humid climate allows just such a tropical garden, which will be interesting and attractive throughout the year.

If we have a conservatory without direct sunlight, or with it only for a short time in day and can provide continuous high humidity, then we should consider planting tropical ferns. They often find place in our homes as potted plants on shaded windows but conservatory gives them necessary space to develop in full beauty.

Water should be part of any tropical garden. You can make a small pond with tropical fish or aquatic plants. Water surface increases the humidity of the air, so we'll have to provide more effective ventilation to prevent creating of condense on the glass and construction.

Palm in tropical conservatory

Furniture should be in a tropical style if possible out of rattan. If there is enough space, we can install a hammock and a fan that will slowly mix the air.

Selected leading tropical plants for conservatory:

  • palm trees,
  • golden trumpet (Allamanda cathartica),
  • golden shower tree (Cassia fistula),
  • poinciana (Caesalpinia pulcherrima),
  • ethiopian banana (Ensete ventricosum),
  • jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia),
  • philodendron (Philodendron sp.),
  • strelizia or crane flower (Strelitzia reginae).

Selected attendant plants for tropical conservatory:

  • flamingo flower (Anthurium sp.),
  • monstera (Monstera deliciosa),
  • brazilian fuchsia (Jacobinia riziini),
  • Medinilla magnifica,
  • Gloriosa rothschildiana,
  • climbing fig (Ficus pumila)
  • fiberoptic grass (Isolepis cernua).

Orchids can also find place in tropical garden. Most tropical orchids grow as epiphytes on the branches of trees. In tropical conservatory they can be planted on woody plants or pieces of wood that are used to complement the appearance of planting. They can be attached with metal wire. As orchids need shadow, we plant them under high-growing plants with large leaves.