The Conservatory of Flowers always has a great display of mesmerizing blooms. It changes every time we visit and my favorite that day was this Medinilla scortechinii (Orange Medinilla). The flower reminds me of a growing crystalline structure…very cool.
The conservatory is broken up into about 5 sections each with it own plant palette. The Aquatic Plants section complete with indoor pond always has some sweets blooming bros. Love these Bromeliad flower spikes.
Another group of fun plants are their Nepenthes. This carnivorous plant has forms cups at the end of their leaves. Take a peek inside these floating cups and you will likely find some insects and other bugs digesting.
Here’s a funky bloom that caught my eye. NoIDea what sort of plant it is. The flower was about the size of your fist and the succulent stem reminded me of a Euphorbia. Anybody have a better idea on the name of this plant?
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