Big leaved tropical plants

rss buttton

Tropical garden picture

This particular tropical garden scene features the border which receives the maximum amount of sun during the growing season. During the winter this border receives none at all. As a result it is given over entirely to growing big leaved tropical plants during the frost free months. The exceptions are in the foreground.

The tropical garden path
Up the garden path

Zooming in a bit, we get the picture featured below.

Ensete and xanthosoma
Early morning in the tropical garden

The key players here are:

  • Chamaerops humilis - the small fan palm is under planted with:
  • Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' and:
  • Aloe aristrata - in the small pot but also in the ground (not visible in this shot)
The other tropical foliage is made up of: