How to Buy Tropical Plants


Whether you're desiring some juicy pineapples or a sweet glass of fresh squeezed orange juice, there's nothing more enjoyable then growing your own garden. If you are the type of gardener who is seeking a new growing challenge, or who likes plants that remain green year-round, consider buying some tropical plants for your garden.

Step 1

Locate your area on the USDA Hardiness zone map and verify that tropical plants can survive in your area.

Step 2

Check garden centers for tropical plants. Common tropical plants that garden centers offer include citrus trees, avocado trees, palm trees and birds of paradise.

Step 3

Purchase only healthy plants. If the garden center plants have yellow or curled leaves, do not purchase them; they may be infected with root diseases, infested with insects or be suffering from salt burn as the result of improper care at the nursery.


  • "Plants for Tropical Landscapes: A Gardener's Guide"; Fred D. Rauch and Paul R. Weissich; 2000

Who Can Help

  • USDA Hardiness Zone Map
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