You may not be able to visit the tropics any time soon, but you can bring a little bit of the tropics home from our coolers with a variety of beautiful blooms!
Originating in South Africa, the bird of paradise flower is known for its resemblance to the flashy, elaborate tail feathers of the birds of paradise species. The flower comes in fresh-cut and plant form. Also called the crane flower, this pretty perennial is a popular fresh flower because of its hardy nature and bright orange colors.
Ginger is a tropical flower that comes in a wide range of colors and is recognized by its tall, cylindrical blooms. Ginger comes in fresh-cut and plant form. Ginger, in a plant form, prefer moist, hot climates but can do really well growing in pots as long as they don’t stay outside during the colder months. Most people are more familiar with ginger root, which is popular in Asian stir fry dishes, various drinks, and desserts, and is even used to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics.
Like birds of paradise, protea also originates in South Africa and come in fresh-cut and plant form. Also known as sugarbushes or fynbos, this unique bloom is a symbol of hope and change. Protea, in a plant form, like well-drained, rocky soil because their roots grow horizontally just below the surface. If the soil holds too much water, the plant will get waterlogged and die. They can be a little finicky and challenging to grow, but their blooms are so unique that it’s definitely worth the effort.
Anthuriums are perfect for beginners because they’re easy to care for and only need a few things to survive: indirect light, well-drained soil, and watering when the top soil is dry to the touch. The flower comes in fresh-cut and plant form. The blooms on this flower are sometimes mistaken for faux because of their shiny, plastic-like texture. They come in pink, orange, red, green, purple, black, yellow, salmon, blue, brown, and even multi-colored.
Want to brighten your patio or home with any of these beautiful tropical flowers, either in a cut floral arrangement or a cute pot for growing? Give us a call or stop by the store to talk to us about flower options from Lilygrass flowers and decor!
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