Guide to Plants of the Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is home to a vast collection of over 100 species of exotic plants. The horticulture team strives to provide a wide variety of flowering plants that provide both nectar and pollen as natural food sources for the live free flying tropical butterflies. The collection also includes attractive foliage plants which offer night time roosting habitat for the butterflies. Check out our Butterfly Gardening Brochure for tips and tricks on how to create the perfect butterfly habitat in your own back yard!

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Amazon Cucumber Psiguria umbrosa [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Blue Porterweed Stachytarpheta frantzii [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]Lobster Claw

Lobster Claw Heliconia psittacorum [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Canna Lily Canna indica ‘Indian Rocket’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Tropical Milkweed Asclepias curassavica [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Croton Codiaeum variegatum [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Ficus lyrata [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Alii Fig Ficus maclellandi ‘Alii’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Hibiscus (single red) Hibiscus rosa-sinensis variegata [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Lemon Lime Corn Palm Dracaena fragrans ‘Lemon Lime’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Golden Bamboo Bambusa multiplex ‘Golden Goddess’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Neon Pothos Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Neon’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Variegated Pothos Epipremnum aureum [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Corn Palm Dracaena fragrans [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria heterophylla [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Black Olive Bucida buceras [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Burmese Fish Tail Palm Caryota mitis [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Shrimp Plant Justicia brandegeana [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Spicy Jatropha Jatropha integerrima [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Swiss Cheese Plant Monstera deliciosa [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Lantana Lantana camara ‘Confetti’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Lantana Lantana camara ‘Citrus Blend’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Lakeview Jasmine Murraya paniculata [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Lady Palm Rhapis excelsa [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Hawaiian Schefflera Schefflera arboricola [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

White Bird of Paradise Strelitzia nicholai [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Queen’s Wreath Petrea volubilis  [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Chinese Evergreen Aglaonema ‘Creta’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Red Ginger Alpinia purpurata [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Amazon Mask Alocasia amazonica [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Upright Elephant Ears Alocasia odora [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Bird’s Nest Fern Asplenium nidus [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Pink Ginger Alpinia purpurata ‘Pink’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Variegated Ginger Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Paper Flower Bougainvillea spectabilis ‘Pink’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Angel Wing Begonia Begonia x coralline [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Flamingo Flower Anthurium andreanum [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Chenille Plant Acalypha hispida [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Golden Trumpet Allamanda cathartica [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Firecracker Flower Crossandra infundibuliformis [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Starfruit Averrhoa carambola [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Umbrella Tree Brassaia actinophylla [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Lemon Tree Citrus limon ‘Eureka’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Peacock Plant Calathea roseoptica [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]Areca Palm

Areca Palm Chrysolidocarpus lutescens [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Glory Bower Clerodendrum thomsoniae [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Navel Orange Tree Citrus sinensis ‘Navel’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Grapefruit Tree Citrus x paradisi ‘Variegata’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Violet Stem Taro Colocasia esculenta ‘Fontanesii’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Glory Bower Clerodendrum thomsoniae’Delectrum’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Narrow-leaved Croton Codiaeum variegatum ‘Gold Dust’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Taro Colocasia esculenta [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Ti Plant Cordyline fruiticosa ‘Florica’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Dragon Tree Dracaena marginata [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Umbrella Plant Cyperus alternifolius ‘Gracilis’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Oleander Nerium oleander ‘Amoena’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Sky Flower Duranta erecta [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Tricolour Dragon Tree Dracaena marginata ‘Tricolour’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Variegated Pleomele Dracaena reflexa [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Rubber Tree Ficus elastica [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

White Poinsettia Euphorbia pulcherrima ‘Alba’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Weeping Fig Ficus benjamina [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Strangler Fig Ficus sumatrana [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Rubber Tree Ficus elastica ‘Burgundy’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Sacred Fig Ficus religiosa [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

English Ivy Hedera helix [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Creeping Fig Ficus pumila [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Mexican Fire Bush Hamelia patens  [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Hibiscus (single pink) Hibiscus rosa-sinensis [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Heliotrope Heliotropium arborescens [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Hibiscus (single orange) Hibiscus rosa-sinensis [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Kentia Palm Howea foresteriana [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Hibiscus (double pink) Hibiscus rosa-sinensis [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Hibiscus (single yellow) Hibiscus rosa-sinensis [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Flame of the Woods Ixora coccinea ‘Maui Red’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Moonflower Ipomoea alba [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Sweet Potato Vine Ipomoea batatas [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Arabian Jasmine Jasminum sambac [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Mandevilla Mandevilla boliviensis [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Kimberly Queen Fern Nephrolepis obliterata ‘Kimberly Queen’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Boston Fern Nephrolepis exaltata’Bostoniensis’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Dumb Cane Dieffenbachia seguine ‘Amoena’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

White Champaca Michelia alba [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Cork-Barked Passion Vine Passiflora suberosa [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Two-Flowered Passion Vine Passiflora biflora [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Egyptian Star Cluster Penta lanceolata [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Bat-Leaved Passion Vine Passiflora coreacea ‘Pink’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Money Plant Pachira aquatica [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Philodendron ‘Moonlight’ Philodendron x hybrida’Moonlight’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Chinese Evergreen Aglaonema commutatum ‘Silver Queen’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Philodendron ‘Imperial Red’ Philodendron x hybrida ‘Imperial Red’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Leadwort Plumbago auriculata [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Tree Philodendron Philodendron selloum ‘Hope’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Pygmy Date Palm Phoenix roebelenii [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Blue Crisp Fern Polypodium aureum [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

West Indian Jasmine Plumeria rubra [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Buddhist Pine Podocarpus macrophyllus [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Coleus Solenostemon scutellaroides [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Balfour Aralia Polyscias balfouriana [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Weeping Fig Ficus benjamina [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Red Porterweed Stachytarpheta sanguinea [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Peace Lily Spathiphyllum ‘Sensation’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Peace Lily Spathiphyllum ‘Supreme’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Vietnamese Ivy Tetrastigma voinierianum [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Hawaiian Wedding Flower Stephanotis floribunda [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Christmas Palm Veitchia merrillii [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Pink Trumpet Tree Tabebuia rosea [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Yellow Alder Turnera ulmifolia [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]Snake Plant

Snake Plant Sanseveriera trifasciata’Laurentii’ [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Yucca Cane Yucca aloifolia [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

ZZ Plant Zamiaculcas zamiifolia [end-div] [div class=”bug-box”]

Persian Shield Strobilanthes dyerianus [end-div]