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Articles on tropical plants, arranged by posting dates. For plant search, it’s easier to refer to the A-Z categories located at the top left sidebar.

Ipomoea indica with spectacular and vibrant blue flowers

Ipomoea indica (Morning Glory, Blue Morning Glory, Oceanblue Morning Glory, Blue Dawn Flower) Ipomoea indica or Blue Morning Glory will be a great addition to your garden. You can plant it over your trellis or allow it to climb over a tree to show off its captivating blooms. It is an ever-blooming vine that will brighten […]

Tecoma stans with vibrant yellow trumpet-shaped flowers

Tecoma stans (Yellow Bells, Yellow Trumpetbush, Yellow Elder) Tecoma stans or Yellow Bells has captivating and vibrant yellow flowers. It is the official flower of the United States Virgin Islands where its cheerful yellow blossoms have long been appreciated for their contribution to tropical colour. It is also the floral emblem of the Bahamas.

Platycerium coronarium with impressive fronds

Platycerium coronarium (StaghornFern, Stag’s Horn Fern, Crown Staghorn, Disc Stag’s Horn Fern, Elkhorn Fern). The majestic Platycerium coronarium is captivating with its lengthy, long and pendulous leaves. They are epiphytes, growing naturally on branches and trunks of trees in the tropical and subtropical jungles. There are popularly cultivated worldwide for their fascinating antler-like fronds. These spectacular ferns […]

Plumeria in an explosion of colours

Plumeria (Frangipani) Plumeria or Frangipani comes in an explosion of colours. So many varieties to choose from to add colour and brighten your garden. Plumeria are easily propagated  from cuttings. Generally, Plumeria that are propagated from cuttings may bloom within the first year. And, they are popularly grown by gardeners as they are year round bloomers. These […]

Petunia in colourful varieties and hybrids

Petunia, followed by the cultivar or hybrid name (Petunia) Petunias are one of the most popular flowers that you can find in home gardens as they are repeat bloomers. They come in an explosion of colours. They are best grown in containers or hanging baskets. Hundreds of named petunia varieties to choose from. Some are […]