The Best Plants for a Tropical Back Yard

If you are lucky enough to live in a warm, tropical climate you can fill it with wonderful tropical plants. There are so many different kinds of flowers, trees and shrubs that you can grow in a tropical climate it is easy to go overboard. Pick the few that suit your yard and you will have your own tropical paradise.


There are many tropical flowers someone living in a tropical area can grow. From exotic varieties of orchids to tropical hibiscus, you can grow it all. Some great flowers for a tropical backyard are the Amazon lily, the passion flower, encyclia, and the bird of paradise.

Fruit Trees

Many varieties of fruit trees grow only in tropical regions and are not available outside of their native zone. Some of the best fruit trees for a tropical backyard are banana, cherimoya, cocoa tree, jaboticaba, jackfruit, lychee and mangosteen.

Palm Trees

Nothing says a tropical paradise quite like a palm tree. You can grow many varieties of palm trees in tropical climate. They are beautiful on their own and provide a lush backdrop for more showy tropical flowers and trees. Some great palm trees for a tropical backyard are the Costa Rican bamboo palm, the lady palm, the queen palm and the necklace palm.

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Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer for many online publications including Garden Guides and eHow. She is also a contributing editor for Brighthub. She has been writing freelance for over a year and her focus' are travel, gardening, sewing, and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Hollan taught English in Japan. She has a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.