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Tropical flowers: names and images of tropical flowers to grow in the garden with some precautions. Colorful tropical flowers to brighten up the garden.
Flowers with exotic colors and shapes always attract the attention of my guests. There are many plants from cultivate in garden to see splendid blossoms tropical flowers. On this page I will propose the names and theimages to better choose the tropical plants to grow in the garden without forgetting the climatic and nutritional needs.
The photo above shows you the flamboyant, botanically known asDelonix direction. In our country it is almost impossible to cultivate, only in Ragusa, in the locality of Donnalucata, a cultivation of this ornamental plant has been documented: it needs a warm climate and little rain!
More accessible, for us Italians, is Jacaranda mimosifolia. It is resistant and grows well in Italy. It is native to South America and can withstand temperatures around zero. In Liguria it can be admired in the Chivari botanical garden and with a lot of care it can also be grown in your own home garden, especially for those who live in southern Italy. It prefers a soil enriched in sand and very drained. It does not tolerate water stagnation and does not withstand temperatures below zero or persistent cold. The tropical plant must be protected from the cold for the first three years after cultivation. If the plant is exposed to the cold for a long time, it may not bloom during the following year. It has beautiful azure-blue flowers that it shows off between May and June.
Those with space problems cannot welcometropical treeslike those shown in the previous images which can reach 10 meters in height. For smaller gardens it is possible to cultivatetropical treeswith a more contained development. This is the case of Feijoa sellowiana and Bauhinia variegata.
Feijoa sellowiana can be grown as a bush or with sapling training. It reaches a maximum height of between 3 and 4 meters. It is native to Latin America and in its natural habitat it can reach a height of 8 meters. In our country, Feijoa is used as afruitornamental.
It is resistant to cold (withstands up to -10 ° C) and can tolerate even lower temperatures for short periods. When it suffers from the cold it begins to lose its leaves but with our climate, it generally behaves like an evergreen: the fall of the leaves induced by the cold is often followed by the death of the plant. In Southern Italy it is quite widespread: in my areas (in Campania) it is grown near the olive groves. In the countryside areas of Sardinia, Sicily and even in the Adriatic coastal area, up to the Marche, it is not difficult to notice it.
The variegated Bauhinia, in its natural habitat, with a tropical climate, reaches a height of 10 meters. Here its development is severely limited by the climate. In tropical climate areas it blooms in mid-winter and shows off flowers until autumn, in Italy, on the other hand, it blooms in May, continuing flowering until mid-summer. The quantity and size of the flowers are strongly influenced by the seasonal climate: bauhinia does not bloom in the case of harsh winters. Histropical flowersare often compared to those of the orchid so much so that it has been nicknamed theorchid tree. Withstands temperatures down to -5 ° C. Its flowers are very profiled.
Tropical plants and flowers
So far we have talked abouttreesfrom ornamental fruit or trees capable of giving beautiful exotic blooms. There are more compact and equally ornamental tropical plants such as Strelitzia nicolai, palm and banana. The banana tree can be considered an ornamental fruit tree, it takes up some space in the garden so if you are looking for even less demanding solutions, aim for strelitzia.
Strelitzia is one tropical plant from the flower known for its enormous charm; we have already mentioned it among flowers to give to a friend. Strelitzia nicolai is easy to grow: it needs partial shade exposure and must be moved to a sheltered position during the winter (it suffers if exposed to temperatures below 5 ° C).