Tropical House Plants for Your Garden Room

Because the climate can’t be controlled as specially as a greenhouse environment, the plants you grow in a garden room must be adapted to less-than-perfect conditions. Many of the plants commonly grown in garden rooms are those grown as ‘tropical house plants’.

Below are a few of the tropical house plants that will grow well in a garden room. Many of them make adequate house plants. But when you place them in a garden room that meets their growth requirements, you’ll find them responding as never before.

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants


# Aglaonema

These handy plants have oblong leathery leaves, either plain green or variegated. Their small, pale green flowers resemble the calla lily bloom. Better not place this plant on a wooden surface — exudation from leaf tips can spot wood.

# Hoya

This plant has thick, waxy foliage and tight clusters of small, waxy, star-shaped flowers. Give it some support to climb. It may go semi-dormant during the winter; let the potting mix dry out between watering. Keep the plants pot-bound for best bloom.

# Strelitzia reginae

The flowers of this plant are orange, blue, and white and resemble tropical birds — hence its nickname, bird of paradise. A tropical perennial, it blooms throughout the year. Give it generous amounts of fertilizer for best bloom.

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

# Abutilon

Called Chinese lanterns because of the shape of the flowers, this plant comes from South America. It needs to be pinched to keep the growth compact and to extend the blooming period. It can be grown upright or be trained in a hanging basket.

# Codiaeum (Croton)

This tropical house plant is grown for its leathery, glossy leaves in colors of green, yellow, red, purple, bronze, pink, or any combination of these. There are many leaf shapes. Plants like high humidity and plenty of water.

# Monstera deliciosa

Commonly called the split-leaf philodendron, this vive from tropical America has large, leathery, dark green leaves that are deeply cut and perforated. It needs good support to climb. The aerial roots it produces can be cutoff without damage to the plant. Mature plants may produce calla-like flowers which, if conditions are perfect, will develop into edible fruit.

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

# Anthurium

The exotic looking perennial is native to tropical America. Shiny, dark green leaves and large flower bracts in red, pink, and white look almost artificial. These plants like abundant humidity, high temperatures, and ample water. Grow the plant in a potting mix of equal parts of leaf mold, sandy soil, and shredded osmunda.

These are plants native to tropical or semitropical areas, able to grow in lower light levels and adjust to a less-than-perfect environment. Remember that they are usually grown for their foliage rather than their flowers or fruit.

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

Tropical House Plants

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