Tropical plants can bring color and exotic flair to your home or office, even if you live in a cooler climate. While some tropical houseplants are best known for their bright flowers, others are loved for their big, unusually patterned leaves.
These 12 tropical plants can easily be grown indoors (even in Louisville, KY) to bring a bit of the tropics to your home, office, or commercial building
Amazon’s Elephant’s Ear – Filtered sun or shade, keep soil moist, but avoid wet roots.
Kentia Palm – Filtered bright sun, water weekly in summer, letting the soil dry between watering
Bird of Paradise – Bright light with some direct sun, keep soil moist.
Dumb Cane – Bright light in winter; shade or indirect light during growing months, water twice a week, but less in winter
Anthurium – Bright, indirect light, keep soil moist.
Bromeliads – Bright, indirect light, water weekly but avoid standing water
Codyline – Bright, indirect light, keep continually moist except in winter
Philodendron – Medium, indirect light, water and mist frequently in summer; cut back in winter
Ficus – Filtered bright sun, water twice a week; cut down in winter; mist often
Peace Lily – Medium, indirect light, water and mist frequently in summer; cut back in winter
If you are interested in adding some tropical plants to your Louisville home, office, or commercial building, contact Anything Groes.
Amazon Elephant Ear
Bird of Paradise