Once you are past the danger of frost in your area and night time temperatures remain above about 45-50 o F you can move it outdoors into a mostly sunny position, at least 3-4 hours of direct sunlight or bright filtered sunlight, for the best flower production.
A protective breathable mulch will help to ensure winter survival in cold climates. The Lily of the Nile is a long living clump forming perennial best suited to well-drained soils with average moisture and fertility.
Grows To: 24-36"H x 18-24"W, space at 12-18"
Soil & Moisture: Average moist well-drained soils.
Native To / Origin: US Gardens - Beyond Green LLC, Canby, Oregon
Allow the soil to become slightly dry between waterings approximately to a depth of between 1/2" deep for small containers to 1" deep for large containers. The large glowing red 'parent' flowers of the original El Capitolio Hibiscus appear to have a second...
This is a member of the Rubiaceae or Gardenia/Madder/Coffee family and will enjoy conditions similar to Gardenia and Ixora. It will grow well in full or partial sun but it has the best foliage color in southern regions where it gets some afternoon or...
Golden Plume is very similar to most Justicias in form and habit. The wide dark green foliage makes a nice foil for the spikes of yellow flowers. 3-4" high fuzzy yellow spikes of tubular flowers are borne throughout the year on this easily grown tropical.
It has a naturally compact habit and makes a nice addition to the shrub border in mild winter climates but doesn't tolerate temperatures much below 30F. In some areas it may remain evergreen but has not done so for us.
Also known as Devil's Trumpet, due to the poisonous properties of this member of the Nightshade family. 8-10" long double or triple yellow, night fragrant, cornucopia like trumpets are borne throughout the warmer months of the year or nearly year round...
This plant is extremely cold hardy despite its tropical origins and is considered to be hardy as far north as zone 5 and 6 by some if provided with a deep mulch. When young the plants look just like dwarf bananas with long rounded medium-green tropical...
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,(5,6?)
Deer Resistance: Sometimes Bothered
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
Outside of its hardiness zones the Double Yellow Angel's Trumpet is suitable in the ground as an annual in hot summer climates as well as in containers elsewhere. The Double Yellow Angel's Trumpet is often grown as an annual or short-lived shrub-like...
The Yellow Shrimp Plant is an easy to enjoy and popular shade loving tropical that slowly develops into a shrubby perennial with large, dark green foliage. The flowers attract hummingbirds and other long-tongued pollinators.
Indoor Light: High
Outdoor Light: Part sun, AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soils.
* Leonotis nepetifolia is known in Trinidad as shandilay and the leaves are brewed as a tea for fever, coughs, womb prolapse and malaria. It can also be found growing abundantly in much of Latin America and the West Indies.
Note:If an otherwise seemingly healthy Hibiscus isn't flowering, is dropping yellow immature buds and lower yellow leaves it may be getting too dry between waterings. The larger growing varieties are easily trained into tree standards or can be grown...
Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-5'W
pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11
Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Deer Resistance: Sometimes Bothered - Occasionally Severely
Colors are most intense in sunny locations. A beautiful addition to the landscape or containers. The Copper Plant's beautifully colored foliage lends itself to tropical landscapes while it's heat and sun tolerance make it suitable for even some of the...
This ginger rarely flowers for us but it is known to produce 1-1/2" white, pink, and yellow flowers that emerge from cone-like clusters at the ends of mature stems in summer. The bright foliage is a standout in shaded gardens or patios.
Tropical Hibiscus make for showy, free-flowering container plants where not hardy. Snow Queen Hibiscus is a vigorous and easy to grow Tropical Hibiscus with an upright to spreading habit and easy enough to train into standards.
Allow the soil to become slightly dry between waterings approximately to a depth of between 1/2" deep for small containers to 1" deep for large containers. As container plants, Tropical Hibiscus will benefit from an annual re-potting or up-potting along...
Indoor Light: Direct sunlight, High
Deer Resistance: Sometimes Bothered - Occasionally Severely
The foliage of Agapanthus may freeze back in the northern portions of their range. Agapanthus are reliable and generally pest free making these durable perennials a staple of gardens with mild winter climates whether in the garden or in containers.
Allow the soil to become slightly dry between waterings approximately to a depth of between 1/2" deep for small containers to 1" deep for large containers. Bright red single flowers seem to cover up this vigorous and free flowering Hibiscus even as very...
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11,(9A?,9B?)
Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
The plant contains the pyrrolizidine alkaloids lycopsamine and echinatine. * Ageratum conyzoides (billygoat-weed, chick weed, goatweed, whiteweed) is native to Tropical America, especially Brazil, and considered an invasive weed in many other regions.
It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based subshrub , growing to 2–2.5 m (7–8 ft) tall. * The roselle ( Hibiscus sabdariffa ) is a species of Hibiscus native to the Old World tropics, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion...
The Eoz Variegated Fireball Bromeliad makes an easy and low maintenance hanging basket with a tropical look. The wide foliage of this easy to grow Bromeliad is edged in broad streaks of creamy white to rich pink.
Grows To: 6-8''H and spreads,trails
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11,12
Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Indoor Light: High, Cool direct sunlight (early morning or late evening)
* This species provides one of the most important and sought-after softwoods of Mexico. Formerly very large trees were common, yielding large volumes of an attractive, easily worked timber that provided the raw material for furniture and finish carpentry...
* These saponins are also useful as insecticides, for purposes such as removing head lice off the scalp. * The soapnut contains the compound of saponin, which has natural cleansing properties, and therefore the soapnut can be used as a cleanser for hair,...
Allow the soil to become slightly dry between waterings approximately to a depth of between 1/2" deep for small containers to 1" deep for large containers. Mount Everest Hibiscus produces 5-6" wide flowers that have a darkly contrasting deep burgundy...
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, (Part shade in S regions)
Native To / Origin: Garden Hybrid, the species is native to Tropical Asia
* The unusually shaped pods are often gathered, cleaned and decorated for use on Christmas trees and in dried arrangements. * The wood dries without difficulty and is often used in its green or wet state for turnery and bowl carving.
Plant Copperleaf Plants in the ground in the garden or landscape once all danger of frost has past and soil temperatures have begun to warm in mid to late spring or early summer depending on your climate.
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11,(9b?)
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained soils.