Our Plant Collection
Plant Collection description

In this collection, you will find many of the plants that are housed in our Conservatory and are visited frequently by our butterflies.  In addition, many of the plants in our outdoor  butterfly gardens are also listed.   

The first item for each plant is its Latin name and this link will take you to additional information about the species.

Cubanola domingensis

Cubanola domingensis

Scientific Name: Cubanola domingensis
Common Name: Cubanola
Native Location: Caribbean
Description: The Cubanola is a small, tropical tree native to the Dominican Republic, Cuba and other parts of the Caribbean. It grows 5-8’ tall in full sun or shade. In our conservatory, the white, trumpet-shaped blooms cover this tree a couple times a year for over a month. The blooms are fragrant at night and in the morning. The flowers resemble those of the Angel’s Trumpet (Solanaceae family), but Cubanola is actually in the same family as coffee or gardenias (Rubiaceae). While the flowers reportedly attract butterflies, we have not found this to be the case in our conservatory. Guests and staff of the Butterfly House, however, are attracted to the sight of this tree in full bloom as it is now.