It is a known fact that almost Two-thirds of all flowering plants can be found in Rainforests.Tropical Plants are those plants grown in the region casually called ‘Tropics’. Most of these tropical plants grow comfortably around the Equator.Most Tropical plants are characterized by bright-colored flowers, large leaves and vibrant foliage..
Most garden lovers dream of a garden stuffed with the lush greenery of tropical plants and flowers. Most tropical plants are known for their bright green and large foliage.
It is a known fact that almost Two-thirds of all flowering plants can be found in Rainforests.Tropical Plants are those plants grown in the region casually called ‘Tropics’. Most of these tropical plants grow comfortably around the Equator and a few of them are found in latitudes that are described as ‘Monsoon Tropics’, where there is a distinct dry season and a heavy rainy season .
Most Tropical plants are characterized by bright-colored flowers, large leaves and vibrant foliage. .However, Tropical plants are now at home in any climate. We see more and more gardeners in all regions of the world introducing tropical plants in their gardens with great results.As with all Tropical Plants, one has to consider the plants natural home and try to replicate it to the best of ones ability while growing it elsewhere.
Nowadays , several species of sub-tropical plants are being grown , even in the coldest parts of the globe . Many different varieties of Palms which include Umbrella Palm (Cyperus alternifolius), Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) and Mediterranean Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis) are being successfully grown in all parts of the world.Most of these are ideal House plants that can be easily grown in containers and in green houses.Other Plants like Jasmine, Hibiscus, Crotons and some other variety of Philodendrons need to be cared for and protected when there are extreme temperature changes. All tropical plants thrive when there is plenty of sunshine, air circulation and water. Most varieties of cactus too do well under such conditions.However, care should be taken to maintain a more or less steady temperature all round the year.
Some useful and essential tips for growing Tropical plants
First of all, One has to carefully prepare the soil mix for tropical plants while growing them in other places.Ideally they need a well dug up, loose soil which is absolutely essential for the plant to have a good all round growth.
Using sand or mulch is essential as it reduces water evaporation and enhances the quality of the soil.
It is best to grow tropical plants in medium Plastic containers in places where the weather change is extreme.It is easier to move the plant as and when required.
The most important thing to remember is to never over water the plants.It is always better to water on demand only after the top layer dries up.
Fertilizer should be used sparingly and only when we see a decline in growth and in the size of the flowers and leaves.
It is easy to grow tropical plants within the confines of your home , with a little amount of care and patience .
Some of the tropical plants that an be grown easily anywhere in the world are the ever popular Hibiscus,Lantanas which come in many shades, Begonias , Crotons,certain varieties of Jasmine flowers ,Gardenias, Chrisanthmums and as mentioned earlier almost all varieties of palms , Alocasia and bamboos.
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