Orchids (The Most Common Of The Tropical Flowering Plants)

Orchid - Tropical Flowering plantsOrchids are one of the most common tropical flowering plants that you can readily find.  Not all species of Orchids are tropical, but they all will give you the tropical feel you are looking for.  You can find beautiful Orchids in any color but blue, and in a wide variety of bloom sizes and shapes.  Orchids are given for many occasions, and are prevalent throughout history as a sign of wealth and prosperity.

Another reason people often grow tropical flowering plants is for the scent that they produce.  Orchids produce a wide variety of scents, from cinnamon and nutmeg to vanilla.  Most people do not realize that Orchids were the original source of vanilla before artificial products were manufactured.  For more information on the scents that each orchid species creates, take a look at

Hibiscus

Hibiscus_pinkThese tropical flowering plants are some of the most beautiful indoor plants if cared for properly.  While there are cold hardy versions, you will want a tropical hibiscus for the full effect.  They are often used as landscaping shrubs because they attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  You may have also heard of Hibiscus Tea, a very popular tea that is made from Hibiscus flower petals.

You can find tropical flowering plants that produce large, trumpet shaped flowers, in all colors except blue and black.  Just like Orchids, they do not have the genetic capacity to produce those two colors.  Hibiscuses have a long flowering season that will provide you with much enjoyment.

Canna

cannaThese tropical flowering plants produce large, attractive foliage that is rich in starch.  They produce flowers that are typically protected in the wild by dense foliage.  The flowers can be found in any combination of red, yellow, or orange.  If provided with the right conditions, this tree will grow over 6 feet tall.

Canna seeds are often harvested for making jewelry, rattle making, and extracting purple dye.  The fibre extracted from the leaves is also used to make paper by grinding and cooking them.  They are also becoming more common as house and garden plants in tropical environments.  Cannas are known for extracting pollutants from the air, making then an extremely desirable house plant

Bird of Paradise

Bird of ParadiseThis plant grows to over 6 feet tall with large leaves creating a fan-like effect.  Gorgeous flowers are produced at the end of each stock,  and look like small birds flying out of the foliage, hence the name.  This is one of the most unique and exotic tropical flowering plants you can grow extremely easily.

These plants can be grown in gardens as long as you live in a warm climate.  They can also be grown in pots indoors if it is too cold in your area.  They do not require too much additional time over other plants and do not need to be watered often after they are established.

Serissa Bonsai

Serissa_foetida_blossomSerissa make for some of the most beautiful bonsai in the world.  They produce small white or pink flowers all over during the growing season.  If grown in perfect conditions, this bonsai can flower all year.  The small flowers are accompanied by very small foliage that will grow in thicker every year.

Serissa are one of the tropical flowering plants that are best grown indoors.  They like to be put outside during the summer, but should be brought back in when temperatures dip below 70 degrees.  Be aware that this tree will drop all of its leaves following any change in sunlight or humidity.  Once it senses a change, it will grow new leaves that are more prepared for the new conditions.  Just leave your tree alone if the happens and it will come back prettier than ever.  Click the link  belows for more information on Serissa Bonsai.

How To Grow A Bonsai Tree

Plumeria

White_PlumeriaThese flowering shrubs are native to South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America.  They produce a large number of beautiful flowers that do not contain any nectar.  They are extremely fragrant at night, when they naturally attempt to attract Sphinx moths for pollination.  These tropical flowering plants can be found in a large variety of bright colors.

Tropical Flowering Plants