4 Tropical Plants for Your Landscape

Dated: April 29 2020

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4 Tropical Plants for Your Landscape

The landscape of your Vero Beach home doesn’t quite give off the tropical vibe you want and you’re ready to make some changes. As you design a new look for your yard, consider these tropical beauties.

Traveler’s Palm

Ready for a little drama? Traveler’s palm produces long stems that can soar between 30 to 50 feet high before they branch into fringed leaves. The stems spread out in an impressive fan formation which resembles that of a peacock. The plant got its name because the sheaths of its stems hold rainwater, which can supposedly be used as emergency drinking water for desperate travelers.

Bird of Paradise

Paradise. The name of this tropical plant gives it a lot to live up to, but it delivers. A bird of paradise blossoms with vivid orange spikes that jut into the air in a way that resembles the outstretched wings of a crane frozen in flight.

One might also make the case that the plant resembles a cluster of larger birds. The spikes create the image of peacock-like headdresses atop the necks of green stems. The stems connect to wide leaves that, too, resemble wings. Do you see it? Maybe with a little imagination?

Ginger

Yep. Ginger. The ornamental kind, though, which is different from the edible variety. Ginger can be a good way to add eye-catching colorful blooms, like hot pink, and foliage to your yard. It also works well in containers and is low-maintenance.

Cana Lily

Cana lilies are low-maintenance perennials that produce large yellow, orange, or red blossoms which resemble those of an iris. The flowers sit atop tall stems that extend from wide, tapering leaves. The foliage can vary in color from green, to maroon, to bronze, or varieties of all three. Take your pick.

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Chip Boyer

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