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Plants for all your 
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Tropical gardens can contain a rich diversity of flora due to their climate, and produce some astonishing forms. This compendium presents a selection of these gardens from Hawaii, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and and Indonesia, including Bali. Traditional and modern types are considered, and the origins and individual features are discussed in full. For this revised edition, the author, William Warren and photographer, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, have added some new gardens.


The Tropical Look

Although written more for the tropical gardener in the US this book actually has a lot to offer the British and Southern European gardener. Many cold and cool tolerant plants are included along with detailed descriptions of what the plants are and where they will grow, it also includes two separate colour sections with over 400 pictures that are enough to make your mouth water!!! There is also an excellent Landscape List section at the back of the book that gives you ideas for plants in various different locations. This is a book that no exotic gardener should be without!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     


Allamanda ( Shrub )
(Allamanda cathartica)
Also known as Golden Trumpet, Buttercup Flower or Yellow Bell.
Grows in most of the Caribbean Islands, but originates from Brazil..
The flowers form large trumpet-shaped  blossoms 8-9 cm ( 3-4 inches ) across, the leaves are dark green, thick and shiny.
Photo taken in the Gardens of Jalousie Hilton in St. Lucia.


Scorpion Orchid
There are more than 20 000 species of Orchids.
Most Orchids receive their nourishment through the air,  moisture in the soil or rain. 
Photo taken in the Botanical Garden in St. Lucia.


Waxrose
Brilliant pink Blossom
Grows to 2 m ( 6 feet ) height with open blossoms 12-17 cm (6-7 ins) across. Will die, if touched, from the oil of the human hand.
Photo taken in the Botanical Garden in St. Lucia.


Begonia
Also known as Bread and Cheese Plant, as it can be eaten. The Blossoms can be sprinkled on salad.
Beautiful scented.
Photo taken in the Botanical Garden in St. Lucia.


Anthurium andraeanum
Also known as Heartflower or Flaming Flower.
An exotic flower growing to a height of 60 cm ( 2 feet ), which comes in many colors.
The waxen
flowers are heart shaped and so are the large glossy leaves.
Originates from Central and 
South America, now is seen all over the Caribbean.
Photo taken in the Botanical Garden in St. Lucia.


Yucca
( Agavaceae )
Over 40 species.
There is a believe that the  Yucca only flowers after 7 years and dies after flowering.
Needs a sheltered, sunny and dry position.
Grows wild throughout the Southern States, Mexico and Caribbean.
Photo taken in the Gardens of Jalousie Hilton in St. Lucia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Crab Claws, Wild Banana
( Heliconia ssp )
Because the leaves are paddle shaped, like the Banana, it is very often called Wild Banana.
The hanging floral part looks like crab claws, which are very long lasting and often used for floral arrangement. The plant is pollinated by Hummingbirds.
The shrubs grow wild in the Caribbean. There are about 40 different species.
Photo taken in the Botanical Garden in St. Lucia.


Lobster Claws, Wild Banana
( Heliconia ssp )
Because the leaves are paddle shaped, like the Banana, it is very often called Wild Banana.
The upright floral part looks like Lobster claws, which are very long lasting and often used for floral arrangement. The plant is pollinated by Hummingbirds.
The shrubs grow wild in the Caribbean. There are about 40 different varieties.
Photo taken in the Botanical Garden in St. Lucia.


Powder Puff Tree, Mimosa
( Calliandra inaequilatera )
The leaves of this small tree are fern like. The flowers are lots of silky stamens  forming pompoms about  5 cm ( 2 ins ) in size.
Photo taken in the Gardens of Jalousie Hilton in St. Lucia.

 
Ginger, Ostrich Plume Ginger
( Alpinia purpurata )
A common plant flowering all year throughout the Caribbean, which is often used for floral arrangement
. Comes also in pink.
Originates from South east Asia.
Photo taken in the Gardens of Jalousie Hilton in St. Lucia.


Chenille Plant, Monkey Tail or Red Hot Cat Tail
( Acalypha hispida )
A common shrub throughout the Caribbean, which originates from South East Asia.
The red flowers hang like tails.
The shrub may reach 4.50 - 5 m 
( 9-10 feet )
Photo taken in the Botanical Garden in St. Lucia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

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