Thursday, May 26th, 2022
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Do you feel like your patio is lacking something? Maybe it’s in need of some tropical flair! Whether you are looking for a plant with dramatic foliage or exotic blooms, there are many tropical plant options to choose from.
Here are our top tropical plant picks that will enhance your patio this summer:
Turn your patio into a tropical oasis with a little help from a Majesty Palm! Place Majesty Palms in part sun/shade, keep them well-watered, protect them from strong winds and watch them flourish. Majesty Palms are available in 10” pots (2-3’ tall) for $29.99 and 12” pots (7-8’ tall) for $60.00.
Boston Fern & Kimberly Queen Fern
If you have a shady area that needs to be spruced up a bit, a Boston Fern is a great option. Boston Fern hanging baskets are available in 10″ pots for $16.99 and 12″ pots for $29.99.
If you need to fill a spot that receives morning sun and afternoon shade, why not go with a Kimberly Queen fern? Kimberly Queen ferns are available in 6″ pots for $14.99 and 10″ pots for $29.99. Be sure to water your ferns frequently to keep the soil moist, especially during hot summer days.
Cordyline fruticosa ‘Red Sister’
Make a bold statement in your backyard this summer with a Cordyline. Known for its colourful leaves, the more light this plant receives the more vivid its foliage will be. Therefore, Cordyline thrives in full sun, but it can also tolerate partial shade. Do not place a Cordyline in a windy area or you will notice leaf damage. Cordyline is available in a 10” pot for $39.99.
A stunning flowering plant with abundant, delicate flowers and paper-like bracts. Bougainvillea prefers bright, direct sunlight. If your Bougainvillea begins to look dull, then that is a sign that it needs more sunlight. Bougainvillea is available in a 5″ pot for $14.99 and a 10″ pot for $39.99.
Mandevilla is an attractive vine with bright flowers and glossy green foliage that has become a popular patio plant. For best results, place your Mandevilla in full to partial sun and fertilize every two weeks or so to keep it blooming. Provide your Mandevilla with a trellis or some sort of support structure to climb on. Our Mandevilla plants range in size (5″ – 10″ pot) and price ($14.99 – $39.99).
Planting Hibiscus, with its large, impressive flowers, is an easy way to add a tropical feel to your patio. Hibiscus does well in containers and should be placed in full sun. Water your Hibiscus regularly and thoroughly. Purchase a Hibiscus in a 10″ pot for $39.99.
A beautiful climbing vine with unique flowers that only last for about a day. While each individual bloom is short-lived, Passion Flower is sure to add beauty and enjoyment to your outdoor living space! This plant does well in full to partial sun and can be grown along a trellis, fence, arbour, balcony, or even in a hanging basket. Passion Flower is available in a 5″ pot for $14.99 and a 6″ pot for $19.99.
Please keep in mind that the tropical plants featured in this email are not hardy to our area and cannot be overwintered outdoors. In order to survive, these tropicals would need to be brought indoors for the winter. If you’re wondering how to transition your tropicals indoors for winter, check out our previous blog post on this topic: https://vermeers.ca/how-to-transition-your-tropical-plants-indoors-for-winter/.