Grows in Zones
What You Need To Know About Tropical Plants
How to Care for Tropical Plants
Most tropical plants prefer full sun, well-drained soil, and humidity. Water these plants when the ground dries out and over the leaves if you are in a dry climate to add humidity. For tropical indoor plants mist the leaves daily or every other day to add humidity. Feed your plants at least once yearly in spring with a slow release fertilizer.
Where to Buy Tropical Plants
How to Grow Tropical Plants Indoors
These plants can be grown indoors in a sunny spot or with plant lights. Water your plant when the soil dries. Water thoroughly and allow the water to drain. Do not let the roots sit in water. This can lead to root rot. You can put rocks in the saucer to keep the roots out of the water while adding humidity to the air. Most tropical plants like humidity. This is especially important in winter when our homes are particularly dry. You can also mist your plant or add a humidifier.
How to Grow Tropical Plants In Cold Climates
How to Overwinter Tropical Plants
You can keep cold sensitive plants alive in winter by moving them inside or in a protected area depending on their cold tolerance. Some Palm trees are kept alive in cooler growing zones by wrapping the trunk with a blanket or burlap. Smaller palms can be covered with frost cloth. Some even go so far as to wrap the plants with heat producing lights over the cloth. Plant leaves can be sprayed with an anti-dessicant for added protection. These tactics probably won’t help much if you are more than 1 growing zone outside of the recommended growing zone and even then a harsh winter may still cause you to lose your plant. Moving these tender plants inside is the best option.