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Tropical Plants - Hosta, coleus, zebra banana, Medinilla shrub, Angel’s trumpet - Cincinnati

Tropical Plants - Hosta, coleus, zebra banana, Medinilla shrub, Angel’s trumpet - Cincinnati

Strelitzia niclolai, the Natal Wild Banana, graces a container in The Entry Garden. Photo by Lisa Roper

Strelitzia niclolai, the Natal Wild Banana, graces a container in The Entry Garden. Photo by Lisa Roper

Gardening Tip Be sure to add foliage to your flower garden. Most people overlook foliage and plant ‘only’ flowers trying to get the most color possible. Foliage comes in many shapes, sizes, dull, shiny, upright or low ground cover. Not to mention the different colors of foliage such as dark or light green, burgundy, and chartreuse green that will make your flower blooms ‘POP’ with color. Happy Gardening! via : Gardening Tips and Tricks

Gardening Tip Be sure to add foliage to your flower garden. Most people overlook foliage and plant ‘only’ flowers trying to get the most color possible. Foliage comes in many shapes, sizes, dull, shiny, upright or low ground cover. Not to mention the different colors of foliage such as dark or light green, burgundy, and chartreuse green that will make your flower blooms ‘POP’ with color. Happy Gardening! via : Gardening Tips and Tricks

Attract hummingbirds to your yard by planting Canna Lilies in your garden. These large tropical subtropical flowers will lure hummingbirds to your garden all summer long.

Attract hummingbirds to your yard by planting Canna Lilies in your garden. These large tropical subtropical flowers will lure hummingbirds to your garden all summer long.

Lime Zinger Colocasia esculenta Lime Zinger’ is the light bulb of the garden with its 2-foot-long, heart-shaped leaves that flutter in the slightest breeze.  With a motto that seems to be “the hotter, the better,” this plant’s chartreuse foliage holds its color.  Plants grow as if on steroids, reaching 3 to 5 feet tall with a 4- to 5-foot spread. ‘Lime Zinger’ performs well in full sun and partial shade and doesn’t mind slightly acidic, rich, moist soil.

Lime Zinger Colocasia esculenta Lime Zinger’ is the light bulb of the garden with its 2-foot-long, heart-shaped leaves that flutter in the slightest breeze. With a motto that seems to be “the hotter, the better,” this plant’s chartreuse foliage holds its color. Plants grow as if on steroids, reaching 3 to 5 feet tall with a 4- to 5-foot spread. ‘Lime Zinger’ performs well in full sun and partial shade and doesn’t mind slightly acidic, rich, moist soil.

Hosta- Love my Hostas!-Tropical  With their wide range of leaf colors and sizes, hosta are among the most tropical-looking hardy plants. Some are miniatures a few inches wide; others are giants that sprawl 6 feet across or more

Hosta- Love my Hostas!-Tropical With their wide range of leaf colors and sizes, hosta are among the most tropical-looking hardy plants. Some are miniatures a few inches wide; others are giants that sprawl 6 feet across or more

Tropical Plants and Flowers - Be sure to visit GardenAnswers.com and download the free plant idenfication mobile app.

Tropical Plants and Flowers - Be sure to visit GardenAnswers.com and download the free plant idenfication mobile app.

Crotons have been popular in tropical gardens for centuries. Crotons grow into shrubs and small trees in their native habitats of India, Malaysia, and some of the South Pacific islands. Few other plants can surpass them in both foliage color and leaf shape variation. Leaf colors range from reds, oranges and yellows to green with all combinations of variegated colors.

Crotons have been popular in tropical gardens for centuries. Crotons grow into shrubs and small trees in their native habitats of India, Malaysia, and some of the South Pacific islands. Few other plants can surpass them in both foliage color and leaf shape variation. Leaf colors range from reds, oranges and yellows to green with all combinations of variegated colors.

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