Whether you want to make an all-out indoor garden or just a special bouquet for the home, tropical flowers are great options. They often smell incredible and the wide variety of styles and colors will take your breath away. Visitors are sure to be impressed too. Firstly, a quick guide to tropical flowers, if you decide to keep them in the home. Be sure to unpack them the minute they arrive and avoid refrigerating them if you can. It’s also advisable to mist them with water each day to keep them fresh and hydrated. Usually, as they come from hot climates, you will need to keep them warm. However, follow instructions carefully as to whether or not you can keep them in direct sunlight.
We’re not talking about the ones you can pick up at your local grocery store here. While you might have only seen a couple of varieties yourself, there are actually 25,000 varieties in the world. This means there are lots of different colors to offer. Most commonly though, orchids are a shade of purple. When grown tropically, the petals can grow to 30 inches. Orchid petals are nice and sturdy, meaning that they can withstand being strung together or used in displays.
2. Red Ginger
While a native plant of Malaysia, one of the places that Red Ginger or Alpinia Purpurata grows is Hawaii. They have a long colored red bloom. But, there’s an interesting fact here. The flower is not the stunning colorful section. It’s actually the white flower on the top! Given its close proximity to the rest of the US, you can actually get this and other Hawaiian flowers shipped to your door. If you choose to do this, however, be sure to read the instructions properly. While some companies will provide you with the guides and plant food, others won’t. Make sure you do your research into things like ideal temperature and how often to change the water.
3. Bird of Paradise
A member of the Strelitiaceae family, this flower has coined this name because of how it looks when it blooms. It has a unique shape of very distinctive flowers. It, however, has no scent. Given their very special nature, getting the flower to bloom can be tricky. This guide might be able to help.
4. Jade Vine
A native of the Philippines, Jade Vine is also known as Strongylodon macrobotrys. This is due to its stunning colors. It’s brightly colored stems can reach up to 18 meters in length. Sadly, it’s now considered an endangered species.
5. Titan Arum
You probably won’t be able to fit one of these in your home, but it won’t be right not to mention Titan Arum. Not only is it the largest tropical flower in the world, but it’s also the largest flower of all types. At around 7 to 17 feet high in its native lands, it doesn’t bloom for long. Just one day infact. Then, it withers again. When in bloom, however, it emits a foul smell, similar to that of a dead animal. This is so as to attract pollinators. If you can get past the smell, however, this colossal flower is a real beauty. There’s an amazing video about the Titan Arum here.