Tropical Flowers

Tropical Flowers refers to flowers that grow in the tropical regions which are located near and around the equator. These places provide ideal climatic conditions throughout the year which helps to keep all the beautiful tropical Flowers in bloom, as these flowers thrive when it is hotter and more humid.

There is a wide range of tropical flowers found in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors because the tropics are abundant in flora and fauna. Their beautiful fragrances draw us closer. Tropical flowers are truly incredible. The Eye popping colors of different tropical flowers attract insects while their long stems make them prominent for insects to access easily. And birds when attracted towards them serve for Wind pollination .Their beauty and aroma are made use of in different ways. If we research about tropical flowers apart from their beauty we will find that they are known for their medicinal qualities also. Many of these beautiful flowers are used for making ointments and cleansers. The exotically beautiful flowers of the world’s tropical region seldom grow naturally in North America but can be raised anywhere in the synthesized environment. Some types of tropical flowers are as follows:

Looking at it the first time, one is bound to mistake an Anthurium flower as being made of plastic. These gorgeous flowers are a combination of white, green and pink with showy heart shaped spathes and protruding flower spike, in some species, the leaves are lobed or separated. There are about 1,100 species of anthuriums which are valued in the cut flower trade. They are native to the wet tropical mountain forests of South-Central America.

The bougainvillea shrubs and climbing vines were discovered in Brazil. It is a tropical flower most suitable for the decoration of the finest residences as well as the more modest huts and cottages. Now it is found in the tropical and subtropical parts of South America. The Bougainvilleas are kept in greenhouses in colder climates as frost can kill them. They are raised from sterns cut from older plants. They grow to a height of 10 feet (3 meters) or more.

CALLA, or calla lily, is among the beautiful garden flowers. It is relative to the jack-in-the-pulpit and the skunk cabbage. The plant has a 10-inch white leaf or spathe which causes a burning irritation to the mouth and stomach if eaten. The real flowers are very small and are inside the spathe. The pure white common calla is Zantedeschia aethioplca. There are also yellow and pink varieties.

Protea, is the kind of tropical flower which has about 130 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees. The large flowers of portea vary vastly in size, shape, and color. It is native to South Africa and grows to a height of 3 to 10 feet (0.9 to 3 meters).The bracts that surround its flower heads are often white, pink, or red. Proteas are named after Proteus, a Greek sea god who could assume many forms.

The pink or Red Ginger is a tropical flower with a very special appearance and looks wonderful in daylight. Originally from Malaysia the Red Ginger is nowadays found in Belize, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.  There are also a Wild ginger that has heart shaped leaves and bell-shaped purplish blossoms.

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