Turk's Cap grows wild in Houston, Texas
Long ago I fell in love with tropical plants. As a child, I would watch Tarzan movies and any show with mysterious jungles and steamy rainforests. Afterwards, I would climb my favorite tree and dream of far away places.
Houston is on the very northern edge of all things tropical. It's a nice place to push the boundaries of tropical house plants that can grow outdoors.
Here's a sample of what I have right now in our Houston garden.
Perhaps even Tarzan would feel at home! :0)
Mexican fire spike
A species of gardenia with huge leaves!
Root beer plant
Our native sabal palm with lots of friends.
Pothos and airplane plants
My last surviving coleus with a Sansevieria.
"The Flamingo Trail"
That's the end of our tropical tour through the garden. All of the plants shown are easily grown outdoors in our Texas coastal climate. Tropical plants thrive in heat and humidity....two commodities Houston is famous for.
All for now. Happy Gardening!