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Tropical Plants at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

"The Bromeliaceae (the bromeliads) are a family of monocot flowering plants of around 3,170 species native mainly to the tropical Americas, with a few species found in the American subtropics and one in tropical west Africa, .Humans have been using bromeliads for thousands of years. The Incas, Aztecs, Maya and others used them for food, protection, fiber and ceremony, just as they are still used today.

Next to the plumeria is the ginger that grows under my bedroom window. Both of these plants scream “tropical” to me. Who needs to go to a re...

Garden Plants with a Tropical Flair

A last hoorah!

trumpet lilies, tropical look - Google Search

Pitcairnia feliciana is an endemic plant to central Guinea in West Africa and is the only species of bromeliad not native to the Western Hemisphere. Description from I searched for this on

Acalypha godseffiana, Copper Leaf, Beefsteak Plant, Fire dragon, Jacobs coat, Match-me-if-you-can, Three-seeded Mercury