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Tropical Landscaping Plants

A list of suggested plants for a tropical landscape

Tropical Landscaping Plants

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Get tips from a professional landscaper on what plants to use for a tropical style backyard.

A tropical garden should appear lush, this can be achieved through dense plantings of appropriate evergreen and flowering plants. Tropical plants have a very distinct appearance and color. The most commonly used tropical landscaping plant is the palm tree.

Characteristics of Tropical Plants:

  • Large, broad leaves
  • Lush, green foliage
  • Brightly colored flowers

Keep in mind that tropical plants require a good deal of water, sunlight and warmth to thrive. If you aren't sure if your climate will support tropical plants consult a landscaping professional.

Popular Tropical Landscaping Plants:

  • Palm trees
  • Bamboo
  • Bougainvillea
  • Begonias
  • Bromeliads
  • Ferns
  • Cycads
  • Bird of Paradise

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