A lot of people ask me if tropical garden is difficult or different from other types of gardening? The truth is, it’s not really different than others. Because, Plants will still share the same old basic needs like water, healthy soil, proper and regular fertilization. But an advantage of tropical gardening is that you won’t have to worry about overwintering your plants as the weather conditions always remain warm year round.
Tropical Climate In Gardening:
You should keep in mind that, zone 9-11 or higher are ideal for growing tropical plants. Conditions in tropical climate include humid weather with a lot of moisture and winters are not so harsh with no threats of freezing the plants.
A list of popular tropical plants includes:
- Calla lilies.
- Elephant ears.
There are also some tender tropical plants too :
Common household plants usually originate from parts like these outdoor conditions. For example, When gardening in the tropics, You might see plants like:
You should again, remember that, Gardening in tropical is now different than gardening in anywhere else. The tropical plants basically need a little tender loving care.
Tropical Gardening Tips:
Whether you want to grow tropical like plants or live in a tropical climate, There are a couple of things you can keep in mind to ensure that your tropical plants grow healthy.
- You should always make sure that your plants grow in a healthy situation where the soil is well drained and full of mist and organic matter. It’s really easy to understand that healthy soil always create healthy plants
- Do not use a lot of fertilizer on your plants. Especially when it is “Nitrogen”. Too much “Nitrogen” is not good at all for the plants and flowers. Instead of nitrogen, it is better to use “phosphorus”. Another best way is to use manure tea for fertilizing the plants.
- A very useful trick is, using containers whenever it’s possible. This allows us to move to plants whenever we want. Especially, if the weather is not too friendly to the plants and is threatening their existence.
- Eventually, if it happens to be that you live outside a tropical like zone, no problem. You can still enjoy these tropical plants. But you need to keep in mind that, during the winter, you need to keep them inside the house. In a few cases, you will have to grow them inside the house year round with keeping this in mind that they will need a good amount of humidity. So, for this reason, we will have to use water-filled trays of pebbles or a humidifier.