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.
Locate your area on the USDA Hardiness zone map and verify that tropical plants can survive in your area.
Check garden centers for tropical plants. Common tropical plants that garden centers offer include citrus trees, avocado trees, palm trees and birds of paradise.
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.